Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chaffee Zoo

B&R attended the Chaffee Zoo Young Naturalist Winter Camp over Christmas break. This gave them a chance to get more intimate knowledge about exotic animals. It was an opportunity to gain hands on Zoo Keeper skills. The camp also gave them an inside view to the happenings at our local Zoo. They enjoyed the behind-the-scene tour aspect as well. I am still hearing stories about the "characters"they met. They went on a guided tour of the Zoo, which gave them lots of information on specific critters such as names & personalities etc....They both had a lot of fun, even though there was mucking involved.

Here are two fun facts for you.

Ricky thought it was funny that one of the Elephants doesn't like people with curly hair. She won't let them come near her. Apparently one lady endeavored to conquer this . She ended up wearing a hat (hiding her hair) & the elephant excepted the situation.

For some crazy reason Billy called his belly button a Motmot when he was a baby. No, we could never figure out why. B&R discovered an exotic bird at the zoo called..yep, you guessed it, a Motmot, who knew? Billy managed to get a picture with his cell phone.

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