One of the things most families enjoy is going to the zoo. When you think about it, this tool provides more than just a fun day with your family. It is also an educational experience. You will have the rare opportunity to see many animals that live in many other parts of the world.
Without going to the zoo, you wouldn’t have this chance. For children, this is a special occasion because they see animals that they’ve only seen on television. I still remember my first trip to the zoo. I couldn’t believe that there was a place that housed so many distinct species. This was way before the Internet by the way. So, the only information you could get about wild animals would be on television or in an encyclopedia.
I got there with very high hopes and was not disappointed. Animals at the zoo looked much bigger in person. You could see all sorts of them. My favorite section was “Animals from Africa.” Being able to see lions up close was mesmerizing. They were huge in person and I still remember those eyes.
Another very fun section was the aquarium. One thing is being able to watch animals swim on a TV program, and another is watching them swim live. Dolphins and sharks are extremely fast. When I saw the sharks, I understood why they made that movie “Jaws.” They are very intimidating. I can only imagine what a swimmer or surfer must feel when one of those animals is on his or her tail. There is no way of outrunning these mammals without an engine.
The next video is about a family who goes to the zoo. One of the girls goes straight to the tank. There are many animals swimming there, but the one that catches her eye is the sea lion. These cute animals look absolutely adorable. When she gets up close to him, something magical happens. The sea lion starts to play a game of tag with the little girl.
The sea lion swam in one direction while the little girl was chasing it. When the sea lion sees this and changes direction. The little girl is having a tough time keeping up. After a couple of times, the sea lion starts to show off his swimming skills. Needless to say, sea lions are among the ocean’s fastest swimmers. After a while of trying to play ‘catch-up’, the little girl falls to the floor. The sea lion immediately stops and looks at the little girl. The expression on the animal’s face says that all. He’s genuinely concerned about the little girl. I was not prepared for this level of empathy on the sea lion’s behalf. Absolutely adorable.