Okay, so Sunday was free day at the Milwaukee County Zoo. We have a Zoo Pass, so that's not a big deal to us. My son wanted to go to the zoo but we didn't want to deal with the crowds (being free day) so we thought we'd check out the Racine Zoo.
OMG - that was a really uninformed decision! Firstly it's not a free zoo anymore (although admission is VERY cheap), secondly none of the concession stands were open, thirdly none of the vending machines were operational... now to get on with the zoo itself:
The habitats are very tiny. All the animals seemed sad/depressed. "All" the animals consisted of a lion, a tiger, some mountain goats, a rhino and a giraffe. My sister has more animals (even if they are just fish, dogs & cats)! There was a white tiger or snow leopard (I don't recall) that had cuts on it's nose from trying to stick it through the fencing (you can tell by the pattern of the cuts) -- the reason I don't recall exactly what it was is because that made me so sad/angry that I couldn't look at it.
That is the first, last, and only time I will ever visit that zoo. They got our $8 ($4 ea. adult) and we were only there 20 minutes at the most. When we went back to the car my son didn't want to get in the car seat and he was crying "I want to go to the zoo!" -- It was so lame that my son didn't even realize we had been to the zoo.
Next weekend, we'll be going to Milwaukee Zoo!