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

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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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