Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Zoo Day


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By Diane Forrest,

During the holiday season the kids are out of school and driving you crazy.  One of the reasons there are many new movie releases at the theaters.  If it’s cold, or raining and wet, watching a movie is a great thing to do.   However, if it is a nice bright sunshiny day, Why not go to the zoo?  Today is National Visit a Zoo day.  Today, there are over 2,800 zoos in the world, and over 6 million people visit them each year!

My son loves to visit zoos and look at the animals.  I have been taking him since he was very young.  There are also petting zoos where you can actually pet the animals, and feed them food pellets.  There are also marine aquariums, which is a type of zoo where you can see and even touch animals from the deep sea.

Do you know the difference between a Northern Zoo and a Southern one?   In a Northern zoo you have the name of the animal and the Latin name underneath. In a Southern zoo you haven the name of the animal and a recipe underneath.
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My husband's aunt lives in San Diego, and visit's the famous zoo there often.  She would always take pictures to send to him since he was such a fan on zoos, but unable to get out to go to one.  In fact, his last trip out was a visit to the zoo with his son and grandson.

So today, why not take your family out to the zoo.  If it’s too cold there are many books about the zoo, or you can view websites on zoos.  Here is one to start with: http://www.sandiego.com/zoo?gclid=CLafj_ucm60CFUqb7Qod7kcTmw

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