Friday, June 8, 2012

Technically, it's still Friday...

I went to the zoo today. Somewhere between the elephants and the penguins (or ping-ins as my daughter called them) I remembered that today was Friday.

I'm supposed to post on Friday.

I had forgotten to finish and schedule the post.


So, while technically I am getting a post up while it is still Friday, it's not a normal type post.

I suppose the life lesson there could be that everyone makes mistakes?

Anyway, since I have nothing else to share, here's some interesting things I learned at the zoo today:

GIRAUD Patrick via Wikimedia Commons
- The giraffe's leg is taller than my 6-foot father. Its heart weighs as much as my son.

- The bald eagle has made a sufficient comeback and is no longer an endangered species.

via Wikimedia Commons

- It is not a good idea to take three small children to the zoo and forget your stroller. Fortunately, they rent them there.

- Sheep poop in a scattering of little tiny pellets.

Sogning, via Wikimedia Commons

- The manatee has some of the densest bones on the planet.

- My son has no fear of animals. Two goats butting heads in the middle of the petting zoo? Bring it on. He'll placate them and feed them hay.

Ikiwaner (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons
- A rhino is capable of standing in the exact same place and position for more than four solid hours. (For some reason we kept passing by the rhino and he was always in the same spot.)

- Zebras are cuter as babies than as adults. I suppose this is true of many species, humans included sometimes. But it seems surprisingly true of Zebras.

André Karwath, via Wikimedia Commons
- 25 families in a single row of the parking lot pulling strollers and children out of  hatchbacks looks bizarre. We turned into the row and it was hatchback alley and the families were all pouring out at the same time. So weird looking.

What's the most interesting thing you've ever learned at a zoo?


  1. we have a bat building at our local zoo!

  2. Oh, creepy! Is it the kind you can walk among or are they in separate little cages?