Owen’s nursery school class took a trip to Shalom Wildlife Zoo and he loved it so much, he wanted to take Uncle Andy there for his birthday. Jennifer called her friend Agnes to come along with her son Max. Owen and Cam rode with us while Jennifer rode with Agnes and Max. The boys tormented, kicked, and hit each other while yelling at the top of their lungs all the way to West Bend. On the way home, the sang and chattered at the top of their lungs all the way home. We tuned them out both ways.
The private zoo is 100 acres with a three-mile trail. We rented a golf cart. We made Cam and Max take turns driving though neither of them wanted to share.
I usually have trouble distinguishing llamas from alpacas. Thanks to Google, now I know the difference.
OK, I’ll admit it, this was one of my favorite stops.
The fallow deer were beautiful. We bought a bucket of corn and fed the hooved animals.
This place is chipmunk heaven. They were scampering everywhere gathering the grain children (and adults) scattered on the ground. This guy was stealing somebody else’s food.
I thought this was a wallaby, but it did not have a tail. I think the sign said “illaby”, or something similar but, Google didn’t help me here. It was the size of a very large rabbit.
The three skunks were sound asleep in a hollow log.
Here is another picture for my animal butt collection. The elk were not as large as the ones in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
They were very tame and came to the fence to be fed.
Cam was helping Jennifer feed the doe without getting his hand too close.
The zebras were quite small.
This is Max climbing the gate to the camel pen.
The children had a grand time looking at and feeding the animals. Cam and Max loved the golf cart the best. We adults enjoyed the outing too.