I really can spend an entire day at a zoo. I've been to many zoos in my time but never have I experienced such an up-close and hands-on encounter than I have at Zoosiana. It's remarkable how friendly the animals are. As George continues our tour, we stop at a live show and get a chance to touch and hold some of the four-legged residents.
George gave us unprecedented access behind the scenes and I can tell you that animals are well cared for and, to be honest, they eat better than I do. I saw where their meals are prepared.
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I stayed back as George took a bottle of blood to feed the lions. I had my excitement for the day with the tiger. And excuse me, is that lion sticking its tongue out at us? Phuff. I don't want to pick a fight with the big animal so I'll let it slide this time.

Just when I think we've seen it all, George has another surprise up his sleeve. Click over to the next page where we get surrounded by hungry birds. Thankfully they're not angry birds.
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An accredited member of the Zoological Association of America, Zoosiana is the little zoo that could -- and does! Covering as much ground as we did while walking for a couple of hours, I was surprised to learn how small a staff Zoosiana has. In fact, there are usually more people on a city bus back home than work at the zoo. Seriously. The staff does it all and it's a little over two dozen people.

We met my new tiger friend. George handed me a bottle of milk and he went around the enclosure to coax out his big-pawed companion. And she's amazing!
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