Recently we went to the OC Zoo for the first time. This was my first time even though I’ve lived in the area for over 20 years now. I have walked by the zoo in the past, but never went in.
I’m an animal lover and thus mostly anti-zoos, so I try to stay away from them, but I looked into the OC Zoo and found out that it’s mostly an educational facility and most of the animals there are housed in efforts to rescue them.
I also want my kids to be familiar with the wildlife around us, and most of the animals in the zoo are from the local landscape. The OC Zoo has coyotes, mountain lions, eagles, owls, several reptiles, a couple of bears and a few other mammals hanging around.
One of the attractions for the little ones is the petting area where you can interact with goats, chickens and sometimes rabbits; we didn’t get to pet the rabbits. Claire was bummed out about that. But we did get to feed some of the goats.
They have little machines that dispense a handful of feed for the goats for $0.25 so bring some coins if you want to do that.
As you’ll see in our little adventure video below, we also ran into the free-roaming peacocks. This turned out to be a great outing with the kids and a pretty successful meetup for our new Parent & Kids meetup (join us!). Thank you,
After our tour of the zoo, we walked out to the grounds of the Irvine park and hung out under the big sycamore trees at one of the tables to eat lunch and let the kids play around. It was a blast!
Thank you, everyone, that came out, and if you missed it, then don’t forget to join the meetup to find out about our next adventure!