The summer break has begun! The baby courses pause until August and next week, the school holidays in Zurich will start. So I took the chance before everything will be completely overcrowded and went to the zoo today. It’s amazing to see the differences in the little one’s development when going to the zoo. While she was most amazed by ants and the life-sized penguins the last time we went, she is now more and more fascinated by all the other animals as well.
At the beginning of June, the new elephant park opened its gates, and in addition to that a new elephant was born two weeks ago. Naturally, it’s the most crowded spot in the whole zoo right now, so when we arrived we went there straightaway in order to avoid the later crowds. Smart idea! We checked out the new compounds, which are nicely done with lots of space for the elephants (including an elephant shower where the water reservoir has to be filled via a pump by the visitors) and many small information spots (including a small, destroyed pineapple field to raise awareness towards the difficulties when humans and elephants are living together). And we said hello to the little elephant.
Then, the actual highlights for the little one began: the ponies! the rabbits! the piglets! the chickens (though she started crying because the rooster was too loud)! the swans! Perfect, since these were the areas which were least crowded! Three cheers for the easy satisfaction of little children!
In the early afternoon we headed home. She slept a bit on the way. But not very long, which makes me a bit suspicious regarding the hours until dinner…Right now, she is doing a dance with the wet laundry. I think I might quickly interfere 🙂