Monday, March 30, 2009

The Opel Zoo

Sunday we visited the Opel Zoo in Konigstein, Germany. This zoo was fantastic! We couldn't believe the exhibits; Jon and I were truly impressed. All of the animals had huge areas to live in and to roam around in, which always makes us super happy to see.

Here are our pictures.
Zebras in their beautiful area
Jon and Wildebeest.
The Giraffes exhibit was so nice. Very clean and they have a lot of room to walk around.
A Macaque
Biggest hippo. I've actually never been so close to one in my life. It kind of freaked me out because we stood right by his cage and he was able to come right up to the fence.
Definitely the best picture I captured all day.
These big guys are ornery!
A Wild Boar. We actually were able to touch and pat it. This thing was HUGE and COVERED in mud. After touching it and petting it, I looked over at the big mud pile and thought "oh, mud no big deal." Jon then proceeds to tell me, that is where the boar poos and pees, then he roles around in it! Ya, I just got done patting this thing for like 5 minutes, with no Purell in sight.
No wonder the Germans were looking at me like I was nuts.
"Crazy American."
This little Gibbon was so much fun to watch. He was just jumping around like crazy and swinging from his ropes.
De Brazza's Monkey.
He's got a little beard.
There was a really neat hiking trail through the zoo and of course Jon and I had to check it out.
Little Meerkat standing duty
After walking around the zoo for several hours we grabbed lunch at the zoo's restaurant.
Inside the restaurant.
Ah, Hefeweizen!
The view from the restaurant.

It was a beautiful day!


The Purple Carrot said...

That's awesome!! I would LOVE to go to that zoo.

(I've been to some pretty lame zoos, lol)

Lindsey said...

Wow what a fun day! That zoo looks incredible!!

Unknown said...

That place looks fantastic! I love to go to zoos:) A lot of great pictures you have there!

Aura said...

I love the ostrich face, it's so cute!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I must say, the Germans know how to do things right. I loved your picture of the hippo too. Looks like you and Jon had a great day. That restaurant looked fabulous.

Megan said...

WOW! That zoo is amazing!! And I love that picture of you and Jon so cute!
I would LOVE to go to that zoo!

Kebi Cedawna said...

All of this looks amazing! I wish I could just do a tour of Europe, stop and see New Girl in Italy, then on to you, Honey and Quilts and Allison in Germany! Ah, what a dream!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh that hippo is fricken scary! That is an awesome pic!

Kelli said...

Oh I love the zoo and that ones looks amazing! You got some awesome pics!! Looks like you two had a good time!

Abbie said...

Yum Hefeweizen! A beer would be SO good right now!! Damn this stupid homework I have to do!!

Unknown said...

Love the Zoo pics!! My fav is the zebra! :) Sooo gorgeous!! Going to the zoo is on my "to-do" list with my fiance. I haven't been since I was little! You two are just adorable together and I love getting to see all of your awesome pics! Glad you had a great weekend :)

jlc said...


That hippo pic is my fave!!!!

Me and my hubbs would soooo have fun dates with you guys! We absolutely love all animals.

We had to go to the Biodome while in Montreal JUST saw he could see his penguins.....

morewineplease said...

Those pics are amazing!!! Great job! Love that pic of you & Jon too.. such a good looking couple!

valerie said...

I love your pictures of all of the animals.
I agree with your best pic of the day!

The view from the restaurant is so cool!

I'm glad y'all had such a great day.