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.
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!