During the same long 3-day weekend when we visited the beach, the other place the kids wanted to go to was the zoo. Ethan and Hannah both adore animals, and since Hannah had not been to the zoo before, we decided to make a day trip to the nearest zoo: Taiping Zoo.
We initially planned on arriving in the morning and then having lunch afterward, but that plan clearly backfired and we only arrived in Taiping around lunch time. We had lunch with Taiping Ah Ma and Ah Kong before we headed for the zoo.
After slapping on lots of sunblock all over, we bravely walked into the hot scorching sun ….err…. ooops, I mean zoo. 😛 We wanted to start off our trip with a tram ride, but after waiting for our turn for 20 minutes with no sign of movement from the LONG queue, we decided to walk around the zoo first, and then do the tram ride later. Amazing how so many people there were at the zoo despite the burning hot weather!
It was definitely no walk in the park, for the weather was really hot. Plus I wasn’t really in the mood to take pictures too, despite bringing my camera along. The kids weren’t in camera-smiling mode either. So pictures were rather minimal…
Anyway, here are a few pictures I snapped of some of the animals in the zoo:
I was surprised that most of the animals were rather well cared for. I didn’t remember them looking this good from my last visit years ago. The elephants especially, looked really healthy! 🙂
We went back to take the tram ride after we had walked round the zoo, and the kids really enjoyed that. Despite the hot sun, we had a swell time, and no one got sun-burnt! 🙂