The Woodland Zoo
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A couple of weeks ago I decided to head back to the mountains above Uniontown and see some more things that are close to me but I either never go see or can't remember what I saw when I was there as a kid. First stop today was the Woodland Zoo. I have a love/hate relationships with zoos, I love seeing the animals but hate when they're caged up so I wasn't sure what to expect here. After going into the visitor center and looking around at all the information about the zoo I felt a little better. Evidently, most of the animals have been raised in captivity, were hurt and unable to be returned to the wild or seized from owners who didn't know how to take care of wild animals. The zoo is spread out over several acres and you follow a path to see everything.
It was a pretty cool place, evidently it's been there since 1995 but I had only noticed it in the past couple of years. Kerry said that she had gone to it last year but there wasn't much there so they have obviously expanded it. They have all kinds of animals there, bears, deer, wolves, black panthers, leopards, bobcats, cougars, monkeys among others. They also have a baby white buffalo (well he's 8 or 9 months old now) but in June they had a Native American Pow-wow there to honor him. Evidently the birth of a white buffalo is a very rare thing and it considered sacred in some Native American religion. When he was first born last year they had a naming ceremony for him and representatives from the Lenape nation named him Kenahkihinen which means Watch over us in the Lanape language.