12 April, 2015 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

My husband surprised me with a “Behind the Scenes” visit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for my birthday in December.

First stop, Lions Den. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the enclosure. When we walked in, there was a low rumble that sounded mechanical. When my daughter started backing up, I realized it was the male lion! There were four others, 3 females and a male. They were excited to see us. Soon, the male calmed and we were able to ask tons of questions.

After visiting the enclosure, we stood outside to watch them come out for the day. My daughter was wearing a yellow coat with a furry hood and one of the female lions stood up with her paws against the glass and watched my daughter for a while. It was AMAZING!

 We fed the giraffes!

 The zoo was closed so we were able to see everything up close with no crowd.

I wanted to take him home. 🙂

 He slept the whole time.

I wanted to take her home too. She climbed up on the rock like she knew to pose for a picture.

The penguins visited with each other like in a neighborhood.

Some were inside, some were out.

Penguins mate for life, but for conservation, the zoo attempts to put together mating pairs. This pair clearly wasn’t working out.


Bye Penguins! It was cold, but we had SO much fun! What a great day! Thanks Honey!

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