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On this day in late September, it was a raining wet day, but we did get a break in the rain in the afternoon.  Walking down toward the new Elephant area, you walk right by the Meerkat exhibit.  You do get a chance for a nice very close up as well.  You can see the elephant area looked just a bit muddy, but the elephants didn’t seem to mind.

The steam engine train was still running in spite of a little wet weather.  The zoo stations crossing guards, apparently as they cannot trust people not to try and cross, even when the gates come down.

If you do ride the train, you will get to ride right next to the new Safari camping area.  Where for a fee, you can spend the night right next to the Lion Exhibit.  Yes you will definitely hear them Roar in the evening.  Sleep well!