Monday, July 21, 2008

Our Trip to the Zoo

I generally don't go to the zoo very often in the summer becuase of the heat and the people. But I've been wanting to take my father and today worked well. So early in the morning we headed off. One of the great things about going to the zoo in the summer is that there are lots of zoo keepers teaching about the animals. We were fortunate to hear about the gorillas today. One of the things he talked about was how kind gorilla are to human and incidences where kids have fallen into gorilla encloureses and what the gorillas did. It's great to know that gorillas will not harm the child at at, but care for it like any person would. Here's one story and an another video.

We also saw hippos chewing on a giant log and the ADORABLE baby elephant. The cool thing we saw with the elephant was that the mother elephant doesn't really like to nurse the baby, so the trainer comes out and gives the mother special snacks to get her to hold still so the baby can nurse. Then he feeds the baby a ton of milk from an elephant bottle. It was pretty special to see.

It was a great day and as I've said many times before. I do love the zoo.

Till Tomorrow



Allie said...

I miss the zoo .... you can learn so much there can't you? Plus, the kids love to see the animals and use their imagination.

Perhaps when we are up there in August .......

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

agree with Allies first paragraph

what a wonderful experience being able to see how the trainer deals with the elephants