One of the highlights of our trip was a girl’s day out (plus Zeke) to the Minocqua zoo. I’ve never seen anything like it – practically the whole place was a petting zoo. Deer and goats wandered about at their leisure – they just had a roped off area where the critters could go when they wanted a break from the kiddos.

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Yes, those are shots of the girls petting a baby gray fox and a baby possum. Holy cuteness. And the bunnies you were allowed to actually pick up!

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One of the coolest areas was the aviary. You could buy popsicle sticks covered in bird seed, and the little guys would climb all over you, looking for a treat.

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And last but not least… a two baby giraffes, eating carrot slices out of our hands! Insane.

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Amazing. They also had animals that couldn’t run free – tigers, panthers, etc. – and they were all remarkably active and happy.

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Really, just the coolest zoo I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait for Junip to be old enough to appreciate it.

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