2009/2010 - Homeschool Field Trip #7
The Lowry Park Zoo - September 30, 2009
Yup, one more zoo trip. Lefty talked us into it, on the last day of September (the last day we could get in for free). The weather was very pleasant and mild (a rarity for Florida at this time of year), so how could we resist?
It was a quick trip, as it was kind of a spur-of-the-moment idea, allowing us only a couple of hours, but we managed to get photos of some animals that had evaded us before.
On the way to the zoo, we stopped by Target where Rey spied his
favorite Transformer, Bumblebee! – so we had to stop for a photo op
Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus
Two Cute Girls!
“Cricket” (7) holding “DeeDee” (8 months)
Florida Black Bear
Ursus americanus floridanus
All of the Florida natives were MUCH more alert during this visit, than on the previous
visits. This was due to a few days of unseasonably cooler temperatures and lower humidity.
North American River Otter
West Indian Manatee
The children especially loved the “baby stingray”!