Yesterday, I went to a safari park which is around 45 minutes south of Houston. Bayou Wildlife Zoo hosts a range of wildlife not native to Texas. It is so exciting being able to feed and touch these impressive animals one would otherwise never have the chance to see in their natural habitat. A bucket of food is less than $3 and is totally worth it. You're not allowed to feed them by hand and frankly it's for your safety since the ostriches peck violently at the food and I think one caught the finger of a little girl that was on our tram ride. Bring cash and listen to the guides. Getting tidbits of information on these creatures makes them even more awe inspiring.
The animals in the water apparently have no sweat glands so they keep cool by staying in the water. They'll stick their whole head under as you can sort of see by the animal on the far right.
This little giraffe is only 3 months old. So cute!
We all felt so bad for this animal. Its horns can weigh 25-30 lbs each! It kept its head tilted to one side even touching the horn to the ground so it could get some relief. Eventually it gave out and had to lie down.