The Fun of a Wildlife Zoo
I was 8 years old when my school took a field trip to the zoo. This was not only my first field trip but was also my first time to the zoo. I knew that the zoo had animals but I did not know how many. I was amazed at the things I saw. There were all kinds of animals from all over the world. After having been to a few different zoos (Phoenix Zoo, Reid Park Zoo, Phillidelphia Zoo, Kansas City Zoo) now I understand that this one was special because it was a wildlife zoo. The special part of this zoo was the amount of interaction that one gets with the animals. At other zoos you would get to maybe touch a few animals and most of them would be in the petting zoo. At a wild life zoo you get to touch almost all of the animals and can interact with them too.
The animal that I liked interacting with the most was a baby alligator. I know what you are thinking what kind of zoo lets kids play with alligators? It was not as dangerous as it sounds because their mouths were taped close; but that did not make it any less exciting. I also got to touch a rhino and rode on the back of a camel. Rhino skin feels hard and tough and camels stink and spit a gross thick film. I never would have known these things without this field trip to the zoo.
I also remember going to the largest wildlife zoo in the world, it is in San Diego California. I was about 10 years old when I went to this zoo. There was not as much interaction with the animals but their sure were a whole lot more of them. I got to see Cheetahs, Lions, and Graphs too. At this zoo I was able to learn a lot more about the animal’s habitats and even more about each one’s ecology also. This was a most amazing experience and I encourage everyone to find a wildlife zoo in your area and go.