Zoos are pretty neat places to visit, if you want to learn about animals. While I am not a huge fan of keeping animals in captivity, I understand that zoos can bring the world to children. After all, most families cannot afford a trip to Africa every summer. So we take Zane to see creatures from far and wide, and we discuss where those animals come from and what they do when not waiting for him at the zoo.
|Also, when the heck would I ever get this close to a cheetah? How about never?|
|This statue is at the front of the Zoo, and every single child who comes to visit wants to climb them. I don't know why.|
Our family visited the zoo during spring break, on a cool windy day. We went early, to avoid the crowds, and had a great time. Zane asked lots of questions about everything, and I was glad that the Zoo had people standing around waiting for just such situations. Larry and I just let Zane talk all he wanted.
|I have no idea what kind of bird this is, but he really, really, really wanted me to take his picture.|
But the coolest thing at the zoo right now? The carousel. Yes, it's a merry-go-round. But it is a merry-go-round with 100 different animals instead of horses, all meticulously crafted. Of course, my son had to ride the rhino!
Is there a zoo in your neck of the woods? If so, when is the last time you visited?