The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin is small compared to some big city zoos we've visited. But, sometimes, small is good. For one thing, the price is right...just $6 for seniors. And, who wants to walk for miles and miles, anyhow. It took us about two hours to see everything we wanted to see here, and that was just about right.
It's a lovely zoo.
Peacocks roam freely all over the zoo.
I always like the flamingos.
The landscaping was beautiful. Lots of flowering bushes.
A lot of the big animals were having their afternoon naps.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs
I couldn't get enough of this baby DeBrazza's Monkey. Look at that sweet little face!
Just outside the zoo, there's a little train that takes you around the back side of the zoo, then through the park. Of course we had to ride it! We weren't the only grandparents on it either. Although, we were the only grandparents without grandchildren riding!
The train goes across this little lake, into the piney woods beyond.
Yes, there really are alligators in the this little lake in the park.
But that didn't stop people from fishing in it!
This trip hasn't
exactly at all gone as planned. But we seem to always manage to find some kind of fun wherever we land!