This week I took my class and a handful of their parents to spend the night at the zoo. It was great fun! We went in after hours and had the whole zoo to ourselves.
Two zoo staff planned a program of activities for us and accompanied us as we explored the zoo. After dark we went back out and explored again paying attention to the nocturnal animals. Finally, exhausted yet exhilarated we headed back to the exploration outpost and hit the sack.
Early morning we woke and had a light breakfast ( and lots of coffee for me) and went back out to see the animals again. This was before the zoo officially opened for the day.
Our day ended at the stingray exhibit where we were able to pet the stingrays that came up to us.
Our guides shared a lot of information with us and talked about conservation and how to save animals.
It was a good trip but everyone was tired as we traveled back home 24 hours later.