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  • Reply K Costel

    My son’s favorite are the lemurs!

    August 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Viviana Reyes

    My daughters favorite are the giraffes & how she can feed them 😁

    August 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We love the giraffes too! A couple of times ago when we went we fed them for the first time and it was really interesting. My son and I actually chickened out at the last minute and we let the zookeeper do the feeding 😊

      August 25, 2016 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply M Negroni

    My kids love to go to the zoo! My son want to be a veteranarian!

    August 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      It is so fun at the Phoenix Zoo! They have special programs for kids that are interested in working with animals and it sounds like your son is! That is so wonderful that he wants to be a veterinarian. I will look up and then share hear some of the classes that they offer that your son might be interested in πŸ™‚

      August 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Xiaowan shively

    My two years old try to talk to monkeys every time we are in the zoo. They are my son’s favorite!

    August 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      OK that is just adorable! Any chance you could get that on video for us next time you go? I would love to see that πŸ™‚

      August 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Susan Fishel

    My grandson’s favorite animal is the elephant and one of my great grandson’s favorites are the tiger and the orangutan.

    August 25, 2016 at 8:54 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We always love the elephant too! Do you ever go to that special side viewing area? The one where you’re more on the same level with the elephants? That’s what we like to go, you can’t always see the elephants from there but it’s worth trying. And I honor you, you amazing grandma and great grandma! So wonderful to see comments by grandmothers and great-grandmothers about their grandkids, so nice to see you Active Grandmothers being so connected to your grandkids,knowing what they like πŸ™‚

      August 25, 2016 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Sara Livingston

    My 8 year old loves elephants. I think it’s because when I was pregnant with her I bought her a stuffed animal elephant and she has always slept with it. My two-year-old seems to really like giraffes but she calls them dogs.

    August 26, 2016 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Oh my goodness – you just made me laugh outloud! That is so sweet about your two-year old πŸ™‚ Now every time I’m at the zoo I’m going to see the giraffes and think about your little sweetie calling them dogs. Heart this so much. And even sweeter if that is possible is the stuffed elephant that your daughter sleeps with always and elephants are her favorite. You are warming my heart today.

      August 27, 2016 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Lisa N.

    My kids are always fans of the giraffes, spider monkeys, and orangutans!

    August 27, 2016 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Angela H.

    My youngest son and middle daughter love the flamingos! But they both also enjoy brushing the goats.

    August 31, 2016 at 10:55 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      So happy – I didn’t know the kids could brush the goats? This is at Harmony Farm, correct? So excited! I will share this with everyone! And I love the flamingos but for some reason can never get a good picture of them!

      August 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm
      • Reply Nicole lowery

        The goats are awesome. We love the zoo. My daughter even attends zoo camp every summer.

        September 5, 2016 at 4:18 am
  • Reply Jeanette

    I have a two year old who loves the zoo! His favorite animal is the giraffe. The Savannah exhibit can occupy our time for at least an hour!

    August 31, 2016 at 10:56 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Me too! I love the giraffes and could watch for hours just like you! Zebras too, I love to watch them. Do you ever stay and splash in the water area? We love to do that in the summer, cools us off before drive home πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2016 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Maggie Duncan

    My daughter Preslee’s favorite animal is the giraffe πŸ˜ƒ

    August 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      That is so sweet. We love the giraffes too. I think it is scale – they are just so amazingly tall. Plus, sometimes they look like they are smiling πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Tara Ramirez

    My girls favorite animal to see is the elephants! She loves stomping around like the elephants do

    August 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      That is so cute! Do you ever go down to that side area where you can peek through the gate and see the elephants? It’s a different point of view and sometimes you can be closer.

      August 31, 2016 at 11:15 pm
      • Reply Tara Ramirez

        We have but my daughter hasn’t yet!

        September 19, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Allison Cambridge

    The orangutans! Who doesn’t love how playful and interactive they are! Definitely a must every trip to the zoo!

    August 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Yes! We got to see the baby orangutan, so sweet.

      August 31, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Rosa McCants

    My kids favorite animal at the zoo is the elephants. They are large ,beautiful and gentle.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Agreed. We heart the elephants so much.

      August 31, 2016 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Brie G.

    I have 2 boys and they love the komodo dragons, cheetahs, alligators

    August 31, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We get so excited when we see the cheetahs! They used to have the alligators when I was little (I grew up in Phoenix) and now they are back. I think I am still afraid of them.

      August 31, 2016 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Victoria Todorica

    Our kids love going to zoo! Their favorite animals are monkeys, elephants, tigers and giraffe.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:06 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We love it too! Especially with the cooler weather coming up – we won’t have to go so early. We love the giraffes. Fed them last time we were there – or our friends did. We were a little not so brave and let the zoo keeper do it for us.

      August 31, 2016 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Tobi Rushing

    We love the orangutans!

    August 31, 2016 at 11:09 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We especially love the babies πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Amber Psalidas

    We love seeing the giraffes and the horse.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:12 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Yes! Giraffes! We love them too! We always try to find the bear. Do you ever bring swim suit and play in the water areas? We love doing that!

      August 31, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    My kiddos love giraffes !

    August 31, 2016 at 11:28 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Mine too! Have you fed them? I think I rather prefer watching them but it was fun to be so close to them. We always go in the tower to get the high up view too!

      August 31, 2016 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Kamee

    I have 5 boys and everyone likes a different animal. But my favorite ( even when I was a little girl) are the giraffes. My boys like the snakes, reptiles, orangatuns and the birds. The zoo is a favorite in the cooler months.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply D Mitich

    My kids love the zoo! They like to watch the otter and prairie dogs when you catch them in a playing mood.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Mindy

    Definitely the giraffes and also the elephants

    August 31, 2016 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Erika

    We live the giraffes too and the monkeys.

    August 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Amy king


    August 31, 2016 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Mandy Chapin

    We love the monkeys!!

    August 31, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Andrian McGhee

    My kids love the apes, monkeys and elephants!

    September 1, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Jodee

    Tigers! My boys love the new exhibit.

    September 1, 2016 at 12:41 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We haven’t been yet! I saw that amazing photo of your son with the tiger behind him – is there a great big window where you can look in? I’m not sure I’m brave enough to do that. We will have to check that out for sure! Not that it is cooling off (sort of) we are excited to go!

      September 1, 2016 at 1:05 am
      • Reply Jodee

        Yes, windows on both tiger habitats. It is a beautiful improvement on the previous habitat and it looks like the tigers enjoy it, too. Hooray for approaching fall temps! I hope we see you there!

        September 6, 2016 at 3:06 am
        • Reply Katrina Sherk

          So happy to hear that there are viewing windows (though not sure I will be anywhere close to them) and that the tigers seem to really enjoy their new space! Yes, fall temps – bring them on! And we so hope we will see you there!

          September 6, 2016 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Meghan DAngelo

    My 3 y/o loves the monkeys and tiger.

    September 1, 2016 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Juanita Mendenhall

    My oldest loves the Tigers like myself my second loves the fish a lot I think he would be a fish if he could! He really goes crazy for them! He loves to talk & sing to the birds & monkeys! Now my youngest I’m not sure yet we will have too see! πŸ™‚

    September 1, 2016 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Brian

    My daughter’s favorite animal is the giraffe

    September 1, 2016 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Meghan D Angelo

    My 3 year old love the monkeys and tiger. Any chance we can we love to go to the zoo.

    September 1, 2016 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Christine

    My son would like to see an animal that is really really loud like a lion.

    September 1, 2016 at 1:08 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      Yes! My son would like that too!

      September 1, 2016 at 1:12 am
  • Reply Sarah Wright

    We love feeding the giraffes!

    September 1, 2016 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Sara Leppert

    My 4 year old loves Reba the elephant!

    September 1, 2016 at 3:05 am
  • Reply Megan

    Such an awesome giveaway! I love taking my lil handsome there…he LOVES the elephants! Love their Prowl and Play events that they have too! Looking forward to cooler weather especially now that we are down to one nap a day and can be out and about for longer πŸ™‚

    September 1, 2016 at 3:17 am
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      You are so sweet! Thanks for compliment – we appreciate it! We’d love to see your lil handsome man with you at the Zoo for sure! Tag us @activemoms everywhere except IG where we are @activemomsblog! We are so looking forward to Fall and more outside activities – like the zoo! And woo hoo for one nap a day – he can sleep all the way home from the Zoo!

      September 1, 2016 at 3:26 am
  • Reply Angelica

    My daughter’s favorite animals at the zoo are the orangutan and the lions. Those are always the two animals she asks to see first.

    September 1, 2016 at 3:22 am
  • Reply Janice

    My 5 year old loves the giraffes and the lions, our 3 year old is all about the monkeys and the flamingos!

    September 1, 2016 at 4:01 am
  • Reply Randi

    We love the meerkats and the monkeys!!😊

    September 1, 2016 at 4:31 am
  • Reply Michelle

    The monkeys and elephants.

    September 1, 2016 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Eisha Hooks

    My little one loves the zebras and giraffes.

    September 1, 2016 at 5:10 am
  • Reply Teresa White

    My daughter loves the otters!!

    September 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Mistie Stanford

    Komodo dragons!!

    September 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      It is so cool how you can see them up close when they are in their house!

      September 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm
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    September 1, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Sharon Nolan

    Our family favorite is the otter. They are totally adorable even when napping. Much like toddlers. πŸ˜‰

    September 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Kcoil

    My kids love the monkeys and the turtles. The giraffes are always a number one too.

    September 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Becky S

    We love the orangutan exhibit!

    September 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Katie

    My kids’ favorites are the monkeys. We love the zoo!

    September 2, 2016 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Julie A

    We love watching the otters! They are so playful and carefree!

    September 2, 2016 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Lori

    My son’s love the alligator and Tiger exhibits, while my daughter loves the monkeys and the orangutans.

    September 2, 2016 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Michele

    My boys love the lions and the rhinoceros!

    September 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Jodi

    We love the monkeys and big cats!

    September 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Amber

    My kids love Monkey Village especially with the new baby!

    September 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Lupe Hernandez

    My three daughters love to see the monkeys because they are “so cite and so small and have a cute faces!!!”

    September 2, 2016 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Felicia Hasse

    My son loves the monkeys and my daughter loves the zebras and rhinoceros

    September 2, 2016 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Alvina

    It’s been too long since my family had been. A membership would be awesome. We’ve always love the cats! Panthers, Tigers,, and lions!!

    September 3, 2016 at 6:12 am
  • Reply Tanya

    we love the orangutangs. When mamma orangutang had her first baby we were pregnant at the same time. So my girls and I like to visit and look for similarities between our families.

    September 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    My kids love the giraffes

    September 5, 2016 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Alli

    My son loves the monkeys, birds and ducks. Can’t wait to take him again when the weather cools down a bit.

    September 5, 2016 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Heather Stalnaker

    We love to see the monkeys and the giraffes!!

    September 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Kelly R

    The new tiger exhibit is great! We have loved watching the orangutan and komodo dragon grow!

    September 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      We haven’t seen the new tiger exhibit – only a great photo by one of our Active Moms! Looks like there is a big window that you can look it, is that right? We got to see the orangutan baby with its Mama!

      September 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Angie

    I asked my little guy his favorite animal at the zoo and he told me the mouse πŸ˜‚ We need to go to the zoo more! Haha

    September 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm
    • Reply Katrina Sherk

      That is so adorable! Love it! Yes, I just found out the new tiger exhibit is open and we haven’t seen it so we need to get the zoo more too!

      September 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm
    • Reply Heidi green

      Mine too. They love them. Lol.

      September 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    My son loves to see the coati, so it is always our first stop.

    September 6, 2016 at 1:06 am
  • Reply Christina

    The girrafes!

    September 6, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Yara

    My 2 daughters love the sting rays and the elephant

    September 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Tiffany prince

    My kiddos love the Tigers!

    September 7, 2016 at 1:37 am
  • Reply Amanda Spencer

    Sting rays all the way! It’s so cool to see my kids’ smiles when they brave up enough to stick their hands in the water and touch that slimy skin!

    September 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Jenny Williams

    Elephants. Definitely the elephants.

    September 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Helen Edwards

    The giraffes ! We love them πŸ™‚

    September 9, 2016 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Jenni Torres

    Our boys love the orangutans! They’re so playful and fun to watch!

    September 9, 2016 at 2:56 am
  • Reply Heidi green

    The monkeys

    September 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Sara

    My 20 month old loves the monkees (haven’t been to the phoenix zoo, but if they have a train or a carousel she’ll ride them all day)

    September 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Shayne wooden

    They love the Tigers and giraffes!

    September 10, 2016 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Amy

    My kids love the monkeys. We moved here from Washington in January and haven’t been to the Phoenix zoo yet πŸ™‚

    September 11, 2016 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Cherie Robinson

    We are most fond of the lions and tigers!

    September 12, 2016 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Laura Graves

    My girls love the otters! They are super fun to watch while they are active!

    September 12, 2016 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Vicki Novak

    Definitely the elephants!

    September 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Danielle R

    My kids like most of the animals but I would have to say Giraffes for my son and most of the primates for my daughter.

    September 13, 2016 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Christine

    We love the giraffes . My favorite picture of my daughter is her feeding them on the platform years ago

    September 23, 2016 at 5:42 am
  • Reply Fotini Paptsikis

    My daughter is my first child and hasn’t been to the zoo yet. I can’t wait to take her! As a kid I went to the zoo every summer! All the animals are amazing to see!

    September 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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