This is a really cool zoo because all of their animals have been rescued. The history of some of their rescued animals is on their web page and there are also signs on most of the exhibits that tell about the animals. At the bottom of this sign we found out that Monsoon was rescued from a swimming pool in Phoenix.
|Monsoon the Grey Fox|
This is a hawk that couldn't be released into the wild after rehabilitation. You can see where this beautiful bird's left wing is damaged.
|Sassy the Mountain Lion|
I didn't see Abbey, who was the resident Mountain Lion since 1990, but you can read her story on the Heritage Park Zoo website. She was so tame that she would come up to the edge of her cage, look at you, and purr.
This little, er big, guy is a fairly new resident, too!
Huh? What does all this have to do with chickens eating spaghetti? Well, let's wander back to the home zoo and feed the chickens the leftovers from lunch and you'll see.
Did you ever watch a chicken eat spaghetti? It's hysterical! They suck the spaghetti down the same way people do... except they don't slurp. Maybe it has to do with the beak...
My sister donated her lunch leftovers - Hey, Mary! The chickens say "Thanks!"
Hope you enjoyed your little Funtry Friday tour of the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary - and my little home zoo!
Happy Funtry Friday!