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Father’s Day at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids

John Ball Zoo Entrance

For Father’s Day, we took the kids to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. We all had a good time, and the kids were remarkably well-behaved. Reilly fell asleep for a while, so we put the seats down in the wagon and pulled him around while he napped.

Julie really seemed to enjoy looking at the animals. She was fascinated by the big brown bear that kept pacing back and forth in its cage, and she almost started crying when we left the budgie cage, which has 200-300 budgies in it. You can actually go inside and feed the birds seed from a stick! Julie loved that.

Here are some of the pictures I took at the zoo:

John Ball Zoo Entrance

The entrance to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

John Ball Zoo Rose Garden

The rose garden outside the entrance of the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Budgie Aviary

The budgie aviary houses at least 200-300 budgies.

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

Budgies at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies 8

Julie really got a kick out of feeding the budgies.

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

A Yellow and Green Budgie

 

Budgie at the John Ball Zoo

Someone Feeding a Budgie

 

Green and Yellow Budgie

Green and Yellow Budgie

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

Budgies at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Pelican

Pelican

 

John Ball Zoo Pelicans

Pelicans

 

John Ball Zoo Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python

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