Going to the zoo can be exciting and educational. It can also be an inexpensive way of bonding with the family. The best time to go to a zoo is when it is not too hot. The children will not feel tired and parched from the heat and the animals will go out in the open instead of staying in the shaded, cool spaces.
Get Zoo Details Ahead of Time
Some zoos are open to the public on specific days only. You should check the opening and closing hours of the zoo. You should allow time to see as many attractions as possible. Also, the zoo might have shipped special animals for exhibit during specific periods of the year. For instance, polar bears, seals and other winter animals might be shipped into the zoo during the winter season. You should check with the zoo for details on special shows and exhibits.
Depending on the zoo you visit, you may be able to go through the zoo on your own or take a guided tour. If you don’t want to walk, you can rent wheelchairs and electric scooters. Some zoos also offer bus tours. The tour guide can give you a lengthy explanation on the sights. They can also provide you with stories about the different animals.
Educational and Fun!
Kids can learn a great deal about the different animals, such as their eating and sleeping habits and their lifestyle. They can also learn about the habitat of the various animals. Some animals, like the lion, zebra and giraffe come from Africa. Other animals come from Asia or China.
Some animals are allowed to be fed by the public. Check with the zookeepers on the type of food that can be given to the animals and their feeding time. Most kids enjoy the chance to get close to and to feed the animals. In fact, they may have an opportunity to pet some of the gentler animals. Keep the learning going, encourage your kids to ask questions about the different animals.
The more questions they ask, the more they will get to understand and appreciate the animals. Just like you may not have time to read all the great content at this Package From Santa blog in one visit, you may not be able to see all the zoo animals in one day. Don’t worry, you can visit again and see (or read) more next time. Going to the zoo can become a regular family outing.