So! The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. You've probably heard of it. (And if you're not following the updates on Fiona the baby hippo, you're wrong.) As with many other posts in this series, I didn't go inside, but instead took a few pics of the entrance. And attracted the attention of a couple Zoo employees, who probably wondered what the heck I was doing. C'est la vie here in Su-Land.
The Zoo opened in 1875 and is the second-oldest zoo in the U.S. One of the original buildings still stands (it's the Reptile Building now), and is the oldest zoo building in the U.S. Admission on opening day was 25¢ for adults and 15¢ for children. I believe it's gone up a bit since then.
|This historic entrance has an elevator inside, so colour me skeptical.|
Also, at what point do you change your sign to read "Historic Entrance"
instead of just "entrance"? There have to be data on that.
Bike parking: approved.
|Bike rack shaped like a snake: thumbs way up. I love it.|
Not pictured: the Zoo is served by two local bus routes.
Public transit: also approved.
|Sign describing the project + panels as seen from the pedestrian overpass.|
|Plants at the entrance. As you can plainly see, this is the tulips' way of|
telling me I should have come by a bit sooner.