penguin parade

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.

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About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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6 Responses to penguin parade

  1. bevchen says:

    This is adorable! I had no idea zoos did that!

    • erdhummel says:

      it was very cute indeed. And I was quite pleased because the keepers made sure that the penguins weren’t stressed at all – on the contrary, they looked like they pretty much enjoy it.

  2. Cécile says:

    Totally matching Nico’s last post! 😉

  3. Carlin says:

    This is so very cool. I wish they would do something like that here! Have a great weekend!

    • erdhummel says:

      It looks more relaxed than it was 🙂 Actually one of us had to sit next to the box because she was jumping up and down and always close to tilting over… Have a wonderful weekend!

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