Monday, July 29, 2013

Llama, Llama . . .

Two weeks ago, Maddy participated in a week-long
zoo camp as a Jr. Zookeeper!

She had a great time even though it was the
hottest week of the summer PLUS the Jr. Zookeepers were
outside the majority of the day from
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM! 
Longer than a school day, she noted!

Walter recognized Maddy when we back to visit!
The animals she took care of during the week
included a gecko named Walter and
two doves
named Lovey and Dovey! :)

Can you see Walter's tail?
Walter the gecko has a weird looking tail -
and it comes off!  
She learned all kinds of interesting facts and the names of
each and every animal at the zoo!
Who knew they all had names??
There are actually two leopards at our zoo though you never
see them out together. 
 They are brothers and don't get along --
go figure!

One of her favorite exhibits at the zoo was the penguin exhibit.
We have 9 warm-weather penguins --
 most adorable and great little
swimmers and fish-eaters.
And her favorite for the week --
the llamas! 
They will eat right out of your hand
and are so soft and cuddly!
It was a fabulous week-long camp!!
Next year -- she plans to work on the Zoo Crew! :)


Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a fun and wonderful experience! I bet she had lots of fun while working.

Courtney said...

What a fun experience! It is wonderful that your zoo offers this. Glad to hear that she wants to go next year.

Jodee said...

That was the perfect week for your animal lover! The llamas crack me up and I love the penguins too!

Musings from Kim K. said...

How fantastic. Chris is taking Josie to the zoo today. I should make him look at their summer program offerings for next year. She'd love something like this.

Laurie said...

She is IN her element, obviously! Don't you love it when they finish and experience and can't wait to do it again the next year? Yahoo!!!