Friday, June 06, 2008

This zoo is a place!

Before I get started, I just want to say that I meant to juxtapose the title. Just wanted to inject some humor...so don't email me and tell me that I am a moron.

: )

The girls and I met up with Shannon (BFF) and her son, Jake (godson) at the Cincinnati Zoo. I really don't get to see her enough. In elementary and high school, we were basically inseparable. Teachers would call us by each other's name. We were "ShannonSusan".

The zoo has made some excellent improvements:
A new giraffe exhibit with 5 less-than-two-year-old youngin's (the old giraffe that used to live there was so sad to watch...he would just walk back and forth, with no one of his species to talk to or interact with). When they get the kinks ironed out, you will be able to feed the giraffes. That will be cool.

I saw a lot more volunteers doing interpretation. Used to be, you would just sort of aimlessly wander the zoo and there wasn't anyone around to add to the experience, to inform you of anything, to bring the information full-circle. I'm glad they are working on that (the educator in me was thrilled.)

Lynne inspired me to try a new thingy, so here's some pictures from today:

5 comments:

Trixie said...

I *love* the Cincinnati Zoo! We go there every chance we get. I can't even count how many wingspan pictures we have. I'm glad you got to enjoy the day there.

NatureWoman said...

I loved your slide show, Susan! What a fun day!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great slide show. I especially like the expression on Lorelei's face as she watches the lorikeet.

Lynne said...

Cool job with the "thingy"!
I always feel a bit sad at the zoo but I think I would feel better if there were interpretors like you saw. Then it could be a learning experience and not just gawking at confined animals.
-not sure if that made sense, I'm working nights this weekend and am a bit sleep deprived...

Mary said...

Bravo! I gotta try a slideshow. Can you add music?

Lorelei's facial expressions were priceless :o) The penguin porn was too.