Lets All Go to the Zoo
Maybe not all of us… The Robot and I have purchased an annual pass to our local Zoo The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. It’s only 20 minutes up the road and as zoos go it’s not that big. We can walk round it in an hour. I imagine when the Robot starts toddling and wants to walk, it will take longer.
By getting an annual pass though it means we can just pop up and see some animals and come home again. We’ve been 3 times now and each time we’ve arrived at a different talk time so we’re slowly getting to know about different animals.
Our top favourites are the Lemurs, meerkats, Marmosets, squirrels and Snow Leopards. Normally the Snow Leopards are sleeping, but if you get there at talk time then you get to see them in action. Such beautiful creatures.
The Lemurs are in an open viewing cage and you can go inside and watch them. They are a cheeky bunch and every time we’ve been they have climbed all over us. Thankfully I’ve not taken any food in with me as they’d be very interested in it! If you’ve ever had a Lemur lick your leg then you’ve not lived.
The Marmosets are teeny tiny Monkeys, the first time we visited the Zoo the Robot laughed out loud at them. It was so cute and I am a proud Mummy for that giggle.
You can’t miss the Meerkats, they’ve had babies recently and they are cute little fluff balls. The Meerkat den has a tunnel you can crawl in to and look out. I’ve yet to go in it but as soon as the Robot is a toddling I’ll go in there with him.
The best thing about going to zoo is how interesting the zoo is to the Robot. He’s always alert and pointing at the animals. I hope that he has the same love of zoos as me when he’s older. On our list trip we made a little video for you:
As a special treat for the Robot I ordered a photo book of the different animals at the Zoo. Each page has an animal and the text of the animal. As we will be spending the year visiting the zoo I hope that the Robot will get to know them. I am really impressed with it, it’s a book all for him:
#ABC123 is a challenge I have set myself to complete 26 weeks of posts, every week a different letter of the alphabet. This week is the letter Z for Zoo.
Do you fancy having a go at the #ABC123 Challenge?