A Zooey Sunday

Yesterday, I worked at a Zoo party at which the tour featured the big cats and the great apes.  A great quote I overheard:

“I’m the same age as the mother gorilla.  I came here with my daughter when she was very young, and the gorilla was holding her baby which was also very young.  The mother gorilla just stared at me.  I thought, ‘We’re the same age, and you have a young child, and I have a young child.’ ”

We had a young turtle lover in our group, so we stopped by Lemur Island on our way back from the apes, only to find that no red-eared sliders were sunning themselves at the time.  (In warmer weather, you can get a group of kids to count them, and you can keep telling them to see if they can find more – they always can, there are so many of them.)

When I went back to Lemur Island on my own after the party, I found a few turtles had come out.

Turtles at Lemur Island

I also saw the lion cubs, which usually come out around 12:30 every day.  They were very cute, and they made me wish for a better camera!

Luke with a few of his cubs

Lion Cub

Luke is the father, and Naba and Shera are the mothers


About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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3 Responses to A Zooey Sunday

  1. Diana says:

    Cute! Now I feel like going to the zoo 🙂

  2. Diana says:

    Good idea! I do prefer to avoid crowds if at all possible 😉

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