It’s autumn, and the weather is just right for day trips! Yesterday we decided to take a trip to the Greenville Zoo.
Greenville, South Carolina is about an hour and a half from our home, and on our previous day trip there, we decided we’d like to go back more than once. It’s a beautiful, small city.
The zoo is small, but it was beautiful and just the right size for us. It’s nice to check out different zoos because you’ll always find some animals you have never seen before. We loved the spider monkeys and this beautiful vulture from Africa. Who says vultures are ugly? They are such cool birds.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about zoos because I hate to see animals in cages. Still, I know zoos do a lot of good conservation and research, so I want to support them too. It’s important for people, especially children, to have a chance to view live animals so that they will learn and care about them.
The Greenville Zoo is next to a beautiful park (with a very big playground right next to the zoo entrance) that winds its way through the city. We also had time to go downtown for lunch and check out a couple of the shops. I didn’t take any photos of the city, but you can find a bunch of images online if you google “greenville, sc downtown.”