Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

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Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium Phoenix Reviews

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Zoo Encounter! Dec 01, 2009
I absolutely love going to zoos, so when I planned my trip to Phoenix to visit friends, I made the request that we go to the zoo. The Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium offers many hands-on experience which I really enjoyed. For 50 cents, I bought little nuggets and fed the giraffes from the feeding platform. The really friendly giraffe was being fed by scores of children (his neck was long enough for them to reach). The giraffe I fed, well her neck wasn't quite long enough, and neither were my arms so I just tossed the pellets onto her tongue. We were also able to feed the Lory parrots, arriving just as the 3 PM feeding was beginning. (You can feed the giraffes any time; the lory parrots, at scheduled times). I picked up an apple chunk and joined the others in waiting for a parrot to come to me. But I didn't have any luck whatsoever, until a nice man shared his parrot with me. This was one of the coolest things I've ever done. I had wondered if the birds' claws would dig into my arm, but they didn't. We also saw all sorts of animals, a warthog, various parrots, white tigers, different monkeys, an elderly lion, and even a newborn ocelot.

We also visited the aquarium where there are many hands-on touching stations for creatures like starfish, sea urchins, and even stingrays in a pool (which I did not like - they are rubbery and slippery and gross). There were also various reptiles on display including a boa constrictor in a windowless cage; apparently he doesn't move or something, as well as an albino crocodile.

I thoroughtly enjoyed my visit to the Wildlife World Zoo and highly recommend it -- even though the admission price is a little expensive, it does include the zoo and the aquarium. There are extras to do, such as a log flume ride and ski-lift ride that goes over the zoo, but those cost extra. My friend had a coupon for buy 1, get 1 free, so you might check around for those.
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