By Nicole Cormier
Sometimes the smallest zoos bring the biggest adventures. The OC Zoo located in Irvine Regional Park seems small against the 477 acres of the wilderness park. The little zoo focuses on animals and plant life native to the southwestern United States. The animals that reside there include mountain lions, bald eagles, black bears, ocelots, red-tailed hawks, foxes, great horned owls, porcupines, turkey vultures, coatis, coyotes and more. Another attraction is the petting zoo where patrons can interact with goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs, doves and pheasants. The zoo was once a personal collection of a fox breeder in the early 20th century, but eventually was taken over by the City of Orange and converted into the zoo it is today. You can peruse the small zoo on your own, or opt to take an audio tour, which can be listened to on your cell phone. The zoo also offers several educational programs throughout the year, when you want to get the whole family involved.
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Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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