For November, the weather was perfect. The zoo wasn't too crowded and we got to see lots of animals. The best part though, was the fact that the little dragons were SO into seeing all the animals. They could recognize and name lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, polar bears, turtles, giraffes - and so many more. I was very impressed. Before on zoo trips they weren't as engaged or interested, but this time was entirely different.
They listened intently as a zookeeper explained about a polar bear's fur and blubber layer than helps keep them warm in the bitter cold. They stuck their hands willingly in a bucket of ice during a science experiment to demonstrate how a polar bear's fur works. They described what the animals were doing and how many they saw.