On our crash road trip to Nebraska for a funeral we did get in a little sight seeing. I have wanted to visit Horn T Zoo in Monroe, Nebraska since I first heard of it.
A zoo that started in someone’s back yard with all kinds of exotic animals? I was all in!
The man who started the zoo was a kindergarten student of my mother-in-law! And here he is with his baby monkey. This little guy was so cute, made you want to just sneak him in your purse and take him home.
But then there was this little kangaroo already in a purse and just ready for me to grab and go! Ha! While we weren’t allowed to touch the monkey, the baby kangaroo loved to be petted. I was amazed at how he never, ever leaves the purse.
On Saturdays in October Horn T Zoo is offering hayrack rides over to their pumpkin patch. You can tell by our clothes we were no longer in Texas. Brrr. It was cold out there!
Included in the price of the zoo was the hay ride and choosing a pumpkin. The kids had a blast picking the perfect pumpkin. After riding back to the barn there was a table set up so that the kids could paint their pumpkins. If only we could have brought them all home. We were just packed too tight in the RAV4.
This Australian Cockatoo was one of my favorite animals. He would dance and say, “Hi!” Loved the interaction!
So many unique and interesting animals!
Joy’s favorite thing was holding the Guinea Pigs. They begged me to bring one home. I had to think about that one for a long time…NOT! 🙂 But I was so happy she got to hold them here!
Outside were lots more animals. How much fun we had petting the camel! He is so friendly!
This pair of zebras were expecting a baby!
These were just a few of the array of exotic animals to see at Horn T Zoo. There were also lemurs, big cats, monkeys, birds, porcupines and so much more. The staff/owners were more than happy to answer all of our questions. I learned so much.
Horn T Zoo is open Saturdays and is $10 per person. Check their Facebook page fore details. Saturdays in October bounce house, huge slide, and concession stand is also available for an extra fee.
What a fun family outing = )
That looks like such a fun place to visit with so many exciting things to do. It’s a really good price too!