There is a place called Abu Dhabi Kids Park about 30 minutes from where we live. It’s a bit like a tiny, tiny zoo. The animals are in small spaces and you can pretty much touch them. You are able to feed some greens and dates to some of them and the workers bring out different animals for you to hold or pet too.
Outside the main gate there is a pony you can ride for 5 dirhams. Bella was excited to get on the pony, even if her feet almost touched the ground.
Look it’s two camel butts.
The kids liked the animals could get so close to them. I just stood by with hand sanitizer at the ready.
It looked like they were trying to get out half the time. Cameron preferred a distant viewing.
I even managed to feed one – can you see my arm? That’s about as close as I liked to stand
They all liked the chance to hold the falcon on their arms too. Falconry is a big part of Abu Dhabi history.
There’s something about this picture that I love. Maybe it’s silly, maybe it freaks me out. Not too sure.
Lots of different Cats
There was an armadillo just walking around. It was really cute! There was a worker within a short distance at all times of course. We weren’t allowed to pick it up. But – it looked actually kinda soft instead of hard like I would think.
Here is Alexander holding a python like it’s no big deal. When in all honesty he really didn’t want to hold it unless I did. So I held it – for a moment until I started having a panic attack. Man – the things I do for my kids! Listen closely and you can hear the worker saying “don’t cry madam as he laughs along with the crowd”………
Giraffes & Zebras
Everyone taking turns to hold a 6-week old Lion cub. How cute is he?? Cameron wasn’t too excited.
Goodbye Abu Dhabi Kids Park!