Spring has sprung at Bramble Park Zoo

by Katlyn Richter on July 1, 2013 · 1 comment

This post is provided by Jenna Carda, intern for South Dakota Department of Tourism

If you are like me, you love seeing all the baby animals in the spring. How could you not? They are adorable! So when the opportunity came for me to go to Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, S.D. – I jumped on it.

When you walk into the building, you are immediately captured by all the indoor exhibits. I felt like a little kid wanting to run and look at everything the minute I walked in the door! From native South Dakota fish like trout and walleye to clownfish, lionfish, turtles and insects there was a lot to see.

In addition to the displays there are classrooms for their children’s educational lessons. From zoo detective classes to learning about animals around the world in 50 minutes, the educational opportunities sound like a great experience.

As you walk outside you can enter a bird cage. Inside, there are beautiful birds all around while you stroll along a path in a wonderful garden.

From there, you can check out any of the animals the zoo hosts from the animals found in South Dakota like bison, peacocks and prairie dogs to large jungle cats and monkeys.

I must say that my favorite part of the entire zoo was indeed the monkeys. There are lemurs; there are capuchins; there are spider monkeys. So many to see! And do I need to express how adorable the babies were? Clutched to the backs of their momma, they were comfortable as can be. Some of the lemurs even put on a little show for us, hanging upside down and running from branch to branch.

Hands down, spring is a great time to go to the zoo. In addition to baby animals, plants are blooming and the weather is great. Check out TravelSD.com for more information on zoo locations in the Mount Rushmore state.

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