Definition of Zooey: 1.) Reference to the title Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 2.) Days spent enjoying the animals at the zoo and bonding with family and friends.
I'm referring to my definition 2. I love going to the zoo. There is something about seeing the animals and discovering new creatures that I just love.
The Philadelphia Zoo boasts on it's website (www.philadelphiazoo.org) the following:
It has some of the most popular African species: warthogs, sable antelope, Mhorr's gazelle, reticulated giraffes, hippos and zebras; exotic South American animals, such as giant anteaters, capybaras (the largest rodents in the world) and giant bearded pigs.
More than 1,500 rare and exotic animals from around the world; 42 acres of picturesque Victorian gardens and historical architecture.
Recently we decided to go on a day that was cold so that there would be fewer people. We enjoyed the reptiles and amphibians and all the different monkey/primates. We loved the tigers and leopards. It was cool to see the large turtles and the crocodiles and alligators... as well as my favorite, the lemurs.
The kids had a great time and we're planning to go again this Friday. We purchased a family pass...it's an amazing deal. If we go twice to the zoo we've more than payed for our membershp.
Libby was completely struck by the peacocks. I don't think she knew what to think them. It's been over a week or two since we've been to the zoo. Yesterday morning she said to me (first thing she said) "Lions. Monkeys. Peacocks. Tigers." I said, "Oh Libby, are you thinking about the zoo?" She smiled and said, "to the zoo... lions, peacocks... and DINOSAURS."... I've never heard her say dinosaurs before and I have no idea where that came from. I'll be honest with you, we don't have any dinosaurs at our zoo.
By the way, our flamingoes our orange. The reason most flamingoes are pink is because of some type of shrimp they eat. Well, our zoo thinks it's a bit expensive so they give them sweet potatoes... voila, orange flamingoes!