To celebrate our new year with Apologia Land Animal science, we went on a great field trip!
They served the humans pizza and we got to ask questions and learn about animal enrichment!
Here are Tori and Katie with their warm-up activity: a word search and information sheets that Dad and I read to them about zoo careers.
Our zoo educator with a ferret
We even got to pet the ferret!
A zookeeper with a macaw.
Providing enrichment to the lemurs. We drew on their exhibit’s glass.
The girls really enjoyed drawing for the lemurs. They loved helping the animals not be bored.
We watched the zookeeper provide a snack in enriching hanging baskets.
It was fun watching their antics as they got their treats!
A fun touchy feely center
Then we were let loose into the zoo.
We bee-lined for the new Rocky Shores exhibit to see the seals, sea lions, and bears.
I think I love the zoo more than the girls!
The seals and sea lions are all rescue animals. One is completely blind and another is blind in one eye. Due to injuries by humans. So sad.
We got to review the differences in seals and sea lions that we learned last year in Apologia Swimming Creatures.
The polar bear was swimming and doing flips underwater. We watched him a long time. He was so funny!
He kicked off these rocks and flipped and just swam in a circle to the surface.
There are three grizzly bears rescued from Yellowstone.
Their mother had to be put down and they were rehabilitated and brought to the zoo.
The bears were romping in the water like they were still cubs!
We went to check on the tigers before we left and they were sleeping in the heat of the day. Maybe next time!