November 19, 2012
During a visit to the NC Zoo, I had the excitement and thrills of a kid seeing new & different animals for the first time. I know what giraffes, elephants, zebras, etc look like; I’ve seen them before in person but it had been quite a while since the last time. There was something different about this visit that made me look at the unique colors, markings, and expressions with a sense of awe & appreciation of how cool this planet is. Animals with stripes…tiny deadly blue frogs…bright pink birds with legs the size of a pencil…running ostriches (which is quite a funny site to see!). But my favorite were the baby animals. I saw two – a baby giraffe about 6 months old with his family and a baby gorilla about 4 months old with its mother. Absolutely stunning.