While parked at Cheney Reservoir State Park, I went to the outskirts of Wichita to go to the Sedgwick County Zoo. I loved the welcoming committee, and the way the zoo is set up by continent.
They had a lot of the usual animals, in very nice enclosures. This is Daddy and baby lion.
And of course, a bald eagle.
My favorite is the gorillas. I just love looking at their hands.
And the baby was adorable, although way too fast to get a good picture.
And they even had some Humboldt Penguins, the second smallest after the Galapagos penguins.
But there were a lot of these signs, which upset me. Not because I couldn't see the animals, but because I wondered where they were. Instead of in their nice zoo enclosures, were they stuck in a little cage somewhere? (This was several weeks ago when the weather was much cooler...)
My next stop was a 2-night stop at a Corps of Engineers park on Melvern Lake, east of Emporia, Kansas. These COE parks just can't be beat!