Tuesday was one of the rare sunny days during these weeks. Beautiful weather, a free day for Karsten, my mother visiting us and no school holidays – perfect conditions for another day at the zoo.
During wintertime, the zoo in Zurich offers a very nice attraction for children (and adults, as a matter of fact): once a day at lunch time the penguins go for a walk. We always wanted to watch it, but never managed to do so until now. So there we were: the little one on the same level as the penguins (which made me realise that penguins actually have quite long and pointy beaks!) and the penguins royally marching by, looking left and right with dignified nods.
The actual highlights were, however, the gorillas because the monkey house was as empty as we’ve ever seen it and we had plenty of time to watch them play while the little one was busy stacking small wooden pellets onto a bench. And the otters which were as active as we’ve ever seen them, playing and rolling around right in front of the big window.