53 일째 – Goryeong 고령 – Minimal Zoo

Day 3 in Busan.  We weren’t sure where to go, perhaps just hang around Yangsan but my friend’s friend phoned and asked if she wanted to go hang out.  Therefore, we were on our way to a town called Goryeong, just west of Daegu.

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From north Busan it was more than an hour drive.  We stopped in the rest area and had some food … I had no idea what that was but it tasted very good 🙂

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The zoo is literally in the middle of nowhere.  If it wasn’t for the GPS, we would not have found it.  We had to go through a path just big enough for one car …

There are approximately 3 ‘guides’ working in the zoo and they give us tours.

The last stop was the tiger cage, where the zookeepers throw meat at the tigers.

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Living right next door to the tiger is the cutest rabbit ever!!! It wants food, sorry I don’t have food 😦

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It must be feeding time.

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Walking inside the building, the guide started to talk about the parrots.  They can walk around the room but I believe their wings are clipped so they can’t fly.

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… then there is this parrot.  Birds get stressed and they start picking off their feathers … this bird is really stressed.  I believe it is because it either gets bullied by other birds or doesn’t get the attention it receives.  It is so cute! This would be a bird I want to adopt.

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… they also have a reptiles area.  Pretty much all the birds and reptiles here you can touch.  The zookeeper even puts them on kids hands and head.

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… he encouraged everyone to hold the turtle.  The turtle was really heavy and when he is on the air, he tried to swim away.

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… another little reptile makes its appearance.

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You can even wrap around yourself with a snake…

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The goat can’t get up …

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That was it … this is the minimal zoo.

Goryeong is known for their strawberry farms!! We passed by many but did not stop to purchase any.  I think this is why strawberries are cheaper in Daegu.

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My friend’s friend drove me back to Gyeongsan, where we had Japanese food.

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… finishing the day off with the usual green tea 🙂

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January 22, 2017

The zoo has an official blog and this is their address.  They also have discounts on Korean sites like Coupang 🙂

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