Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Phillips Park Zoo

A free zoo.
A zoo filled with rescued animals.
A zoo with signs that are informative  
and funny.
That describes Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora, Illinois.

The caged birds usually make me sad.
 But these feathered friends had broken wings or detached retinas or other injuries which made it impossible for them to be returned safely to the wild.  Other rescue organizations sent them to Phillips Park, and FlapJilly and her minions enjoyed them in the gloom.

The zoo makes accommodations for its differently abled beasts.
This bird's injuries made it impossible to fly.
Falling off a high perch would be dangerous, so the branches are set low to the ground.

The white wolves were fascinating
and the peacocks preening were spectacular, though hard to photograph.

At the end, we said good-bye to the mastodont
and went home for lunch and a nap.

It was a lovely Monday morning.


  1. She looks like she is having so much fun with you. You know, she will remember all of this time she's spending with you. My niece is 21 and she spent every day with her grandparents and is extremely close to her grandmother. Her Pop Pop died at 98 four years ago. Really crushed her. I just love seeing kids close to their grandparents.

    Love the pixs too,

    Megan xxx

    1. We already have our certain things that are special and which she remembers from visit to visit. It's magical, Megan, simply magical.


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