Some people from Church invited us to share their Zoo passes with them on Sunday afternoon for a few hours. We had a delightful time exploring the Louisville Zoo together, and getting to know each other, too.
The Louisville Zoo is a very nice place. My favorites are always the giraffes, for some reason. I just love them, pungent odor and all. I think it's the fact that they are so HUGE and yet so delicate at the same time. Proportion is everything. I also like the mysterious quality they have. When I was younger, I used to think that they did not make a sound, but I learned a couple of years ago from a NOVA episode (or perhaps it was a National Geographic show) that giraffes actually communicate on a subsonic to the human ear frequency over very long distances. Way cool.
The layout of the zoo is delightful, with lots of gorgeous plant life, exotic and domestic, and well placed benches, restrooms, and cafes. There's a petting zoo, and I think every goat in the place had to come and rub up against my cane. The zoo keeper said that they were scent marking it, and that they always do that with canes, walkers and wheelchairs.
The nice thing is, the zoo is pretty much a straight shot down Taylorsville road, very easy to get to from where we live. We'll definitely be going back, and buying Zoo passes of our own as soon as we can.
I can't wait to ride the wonderful old fashioned looking animal carousel the next time we visit. Perhaps I shall ride a carousel giraffe.