The Phoenix Zoo
Marjorie’s favorite experience at the zoo was our encounter with the baboons. The monkeys were extremely close to the glass. They made eye-contact with both of us before turning around and sauntering to the back towards the trees, giving us a chance to gawk at their colorful behinds. Though most people think of the kindly old Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King when a baboon is referenced, they are actually incredibly strong and very intense and intimidating in person.
After we had seen every exhibit, we left the zoo on a winding desert trail through Papago Park. We walked past the Desert Botanical Gardens and a fascinating sandstone formation called Hole-in-the-Rock. In 40 minutes, we were back at the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn where we ended our day with a cocktail in their lounge. It was a fun and exciting day at the Phoenix Zoo!
For more information visit the Phoenix Zoo website.
Story and Photos by Becca Wirta
Zoo history courtesy Phoenixzoo.org