When my son was a baby, we were members of the local zoo. We went with a group of friends every Tuesday, which we called “Zoosday.” His favorite part was watching the river otters swim around. I don’t know whether all the time we spent at the zoo has anything to do with it, but now he loves learning about animals.
Now, the nearest zoo is over an hour away, so we’re no longer zoo regulars. We do try to visit zoos when we travel, though. My daughter loved watching the foxes, and both kids kept howling when we saw wolves. We got to feed a giraffe, and it licked my son’s hand. It was definitely an unforgettable experience.
We like to read the information about the animals, and always learn something new. It’s fun to pick out our favorite animals (my son’s is the cheetah, and mine is the giraffe).
Does your family enjoy the zoo? What’s your favorite zoo animal?