February 28th

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you don’t know me, let me let you in on a little secret: I love animals. When I say love, I mean love. Each animal hasn’t its own personality, quirks, excellences and shortcomings. Each is made for a particular purpose. Puffins swim, an arctic fox is stealthy, Lions sleep (20 hours a day!). Giraffes have crazy long tongues, polar bears are incredibly agile for their size, orangutans hang their entire body weight on their fingertips. I could go on and on.

That’s why I love the zoo.

And today was the quietest it has ever been when I have been at Como. It was so nice – we were really able to take our time at each animal, read about them, watch them, respect them for what God created them for. And the animals were very active today! We saw the wolves actually out in the open for the first time, the Tiger came up to the fence, the arctic foxes played, the gorilla came and sat on the other side of the glass. Maybe the quieter crowds attributed to that. All I know is that when we walked up to the puffins, one really liked Paul. She sat right next to the glass the entire time he was there, and followed him back and forth. So I took advantage of her interest and had fun photographing her 😊

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