It's always much more fun to observe animals when they are out and about.
The small zoo feel was a cinch to navigate. We left all the map stuff to the brains of the family.
Although, the distance is built into lots of hills. One can't help but need a little rest here and there 😅
The backdrop against fall foliage just might be the best part about the NC Zoo!
Or these crazy pink birds.
Or this big guy. It's hard to pick just one thing that made this small zoo rank pretty darn close to the big leagues aka San Diego!