I love when our friends from the Hemker Park and Zoo in Freeport stop by the Mix 94.9 studio. This week, they brought two cold blooded friends named Gator and Piper. I haven't had the chance to hold a baby alligator since the time I took a swamp tour in New Orleans back in 1999. This is why I love the Hemker Park Zoo, they bring the ZOO to You!

We celebrated my daughters 10th birthday at the zoo last weekend, and had a blast! The kids were able to get up close and personal with the animals, and even got to feed Monticello the giraffe.

Tracy Zimmerman

They also got to spend some time harmonizing with the "singing dogs" before we left!

Tracy Zimmerman

Here are some of my other favorite pics from our visit to the Hemker Park and Zoo in Freeport. P.S. parents, the zoo has special summer camps available starting in June. The zoo is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (320) 836-2426.

Tracy Zimmerman
Tracy Zimmerman
Tracy Zimmerman
Hemker Park Zoo