To complete my semester of traveling, I took a trip to Africa and Asia. Of course, these “continents” I traveled to were merely exhibits within the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb.
Before you make fun, you must know that this zoo is amazing. I visited once before with my Girl Scout troop in elementary school, and I loved it. When I found myself with a free weekend, I somehow managed to convince my boyfriend Ryan to drive the three hours north to go look at some animals with me. You still might be thinking, “Even with cool zoo, I’m not sure I’d drive six hours round trip for some animals in Omaha.”
You may be right. I may be crazy. But this just might be just the childhood fix you’re looking for:
and his sidekick Pumba.
All the finest fundraiser dinners and zoo exhibits are sponsored by HyVee.
Now for the controversial part: A whole slideshow of creatures in the same evolutionary family as humans.
Truman the Tiger on a lunch break.
Now, to Antarctica to see penguins.
And back to the warmer waters for these jelly fish.
We even survived sharks swimming over our heads in the aquarium.
The lesson here? Omaha has a tiger and is therefore infinitely cooler. M-I-Z.