Friday, 2 October 2009

Let's Play "Spot the Zoo Creatures"

What are Anna, Abi, Josh and Sam looking at here?That's right, it's an elephant, aka Elephas maximus!

Can you see what the kids were spying out here?It was a mother and no-longer-baby giraffe, aka Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi. If you look carefully in the bottom right-hand corner of this picture, you'll see that there were zebras (Equus quagga boehmi) in the enclosure as well.

We had a great morning at the zoo today. The kids were all very well behaved (until we got in the car to drive home) and I was amazed at how easy it was to take four kids ages 6, 5, 4 and almost-3 through the Perth Zoo without any other adults along. It was a special treat to have Joshua with us for our Family Day Out, since it is school holidays at the moment.

I asked them all to choose one animal or exhibit to visit. We saw Abigail's choice the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus; Samuel's choice the elephant; Anna's choice the Rainforest Retreat; and Joshua's choice the Nocturnal House. Then we stopped quickly at my choice, the giraffes, on the way out.

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