The New York State Zoo @ Thompson Park

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The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

Last weekend, we spiced up a drizzly Sunday morning with a trip to the zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown. We met up with our good friend Allison and wandered through the many animal exhibits taking photos along the way. The Thompson Park Zoo features a butterfly house, an otter exhibit and even a nocturnal animal exhibit just to name a few attractions. The zoo cares for a perfect combination of indigenous species and exotic animals creating a wonderful, interactive, and most of all educational experience for animal enthusiasts of all ages. The staff was warm, welcoming and extremely friendly and knowledgable making what was a lovely visit into an extraordinary one. The zoo welcomes guests during their regularly scheduled hours and also hosts a number of community-based events throughout the year. For more information check out their webpage: http://www.nyszoo.org/ouranimals.html and for new photos of the animals including the brand new wolf pups (!!!) check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSZoo

Northern American River Otter

Northern American River Otter Exhibit – This otter was so sweet and fun.

Canada Lynx

A Canada Lynx lounges in a tree trunk.

Butterfly

Butterflies

Poppies

Poppies and other flowers cover the inside of the Heather A. Freeman Butterfly House.

Butterfly

A butterfly stops for a rest on some lovely purple flowers in the Heather A. Freeman Butterfly House.

Purple Flower

Puma

A puma scans the horizon as he lazily swings his paw from his rocky perch.

Puma

Golden Eagle

A very stern Golden Eagle rests among the foliage.

Bald Eagle

A regal Bald Eagle gives us the stink eye at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.

Watertown

A view of a soggy Watertown from Thompson Park

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