Best field trip EVER!

Recently the kids and I took a field trip to the zoo.  Now that the kids have gotten older we no longer make regular pilgrimages to the zoo. But this trip will be remembered for a very long time.

The weather was a bit nippy for January, but since the zoo was running a special $3 per person, we decided to take a break from school and join some friends at the zoo.  We saw the usual zoo animals – lions, tigers and bears, Oh my!  The zoo even had jaguars. I don’t recall ever seeing jaguars before this.

BUT what makes this trip memorable was the elephants.  IMG_9299Shortly after entering the zoo, we spotted this brightly colored guy in the distance.  As we approached I learned that he had been yarn bombed.  I did my best to hide my excitement from the others I was with.  I didn’t want them to think I was too strange.

This is the first time I have ever seen a piece of “yarn art” in person.  I had heard about such things, but living in the suburbs I had never encountered one.

When I got home I learned that a group of people had decorated the elephant at the Jacksonville Zoo for the Christmas holiday season. And to my amazement, it was removed the next day.  I did just barely see it.

Will this be my next crazy adventure?  We will have to wait and see.

Did you know that a simple trip to the zoo, not only makes for a fun field trip, it also can count towards the AHG Zoology merit badge?  Optional requirement #4 has the girls visit a local zoo. So get moving. You never know what you will discover.


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