I had an hour to kill between errands and appointments yesterday. Fortunately that put me right outside the zoo! Madison, WI is one of the few places that has free admission to their zoo, so it is possible to just stop in for a quick peek. Henry Vilas Park Zoo is a real treasure.
I have always loved the tortoise, and yesterday he was right up against the fence eating some of the new grass that was sprouting there. It took laying on the ground to get eye to eye with him, but it was worth it. While I was clicking away, I a little girl laid down and joined me on the ground to see what I was doing!
The otters were in rare form. They were flying through the water to the rocks then summersalting backwards into the water. Much to the joy of all the school kids watching who would scream with glee at each stunt!
But no visit to the zoo is complete without the big cats. This "kitty" was just taking a moment to "smell the roses" and enjoying the springtime weather!