ummer’s a great time to visit the zoo – to see all the animals. But if you can’t make it, or you don’t live close to a zoo, don’t worry! Zoos around the country have started posting interesting photos, videos, games and activities that you can enjoy right in the comfort of you own home. And if you can make it to the zoo in person, you should still visit their site to see what activities are going on and be able to plan your adventure before you even show up. So I hope you enjoy these sites and have fun at the zoo!
When a baby gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo a year ago, his mother rejected him, and zookeepers had to bottle-feed him human formula to keep him nourished. But he had an angel on his side: Bawang, a loving, maternal gorilla in the zoo, swooped right in as his surrogate mom! “Bawang is a confident mother”, observes the zoo’s Corinee MacDonald. “She allows him the freedom to explore, but keeps a watchful eye on him as well.” And when it came to naming the newborn, zookeepers left the choice up to his daddy: when offered five different-colored cantaloupe shells, each one containing a different name, Dad chose the green one, which contained “Hasani” – which, fittingly means “handsome!” See videos and photos of Hasani by clicking above link, enjoy!