When we went to visit my brother’s family in Greenville, South Carolina, the entire group of us made a trip to the zoo.
Okay, two side notes…
1) When you add my brother’s family and my family together, we make quite the parade. They have three children and we have four children. We almost needed a caravan to get us there.
2) The Greenville Zoo is the nicest, cleanest, most attractive zoo that I have ever been to and I cannot wait to go back and visit there again. While it may be small, it was the perfect size for our young ones to enjoy without growing too tired and cranky.
Now, back to the story…
At the very first exhibit, the children were greeted by a sweet lady sharing facts about monkeys and apes. The kids were spell-bound. I was inspired. After that, I started popping off the tiny bits of zoo animal trivia that I knew and I was thrilled when my sister-in-law offered her pieces of knowledge too.
Do you know why flamingos are pink? Do you know which zoo animals do not have vocal cords? Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Well, we do!
I think the children were surprised that we knew so much. Maybe they were humoring us, but I came away feeling pretty smart.
I realized after returning home that I would have loved a sheet of zoo trivia to share with the kids during our field trip. So, I made one for our next trip… whenever that might be.
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