Went to the Fort Worth Zoo last Saturday for Ray's birthday. ( www.fortworthzoo.org ). Enjoyed a stroll along their shady paths. They are smart - lots of mister systems set up to keep the crowds cool. They were celebrating all of the babies - 2 year old elephants, baby bonobo monkeys, sleeping lion cubs, and my favorites were two baby girl jaguars. They scampered, played with balls, slapped at each other, and romped. Very cute.
In the aviary, they sell bird seed sticks for $1. My favorite line of the day by a mother to her two year old daughter, "Bailey, don't lick the stick. No it's not for you."
All in all, you had to keep your eyes peeled for the animals. Due to the heat they were hiding in the shade. Lot of lounging, that's for sure. You also had to watch for ankle clipping strollers - they were out in force.
If you haven't visited a zoo in a while, it's worth going to see and learn about animals. Watch the humans outside the cage, too!
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.