This year June 21st, the longest day of the year was the first ever World Giraffe Day, established by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
I am not going to pretend to be a expert on giraffe or any animal conservation efforts expert. I only learned about it because of the newsletter sent by the zoo. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation's website is here.
For years I avoided zoos. I get mixed feelings looking at those wild animals in captivity. But now that I have a child, I go to the zoo. Often the zoo is a mommy-daughter date spot for us. The zoos help save the wild animals and educate people on conservation efforts, both locally and globally. So I understand zoos are not all bad... I think I may feel better about zoos if those animals are given more spaces.
There was a coloring page station that Momo enjoyed. They had some items for sale with the proceeds going to the conservation foundation. Their merchandise did not interest me...I felt I should just donate the money rather than buy those stuff.
the Giraffe Dress I made earlier this year for Project Run and Play challenge. How fitting at the zoo, on the Giraffe Day!
Giraffe feeding had a long line and I was not willing to stay in the line for it. We also missed the keeper talk. So the rest of the day was spend with other fun activities...
Riding the carousel..
Climbing on a giant ladybug.
Although I failed on explaining what the giraffe day was about to Momo (she tried to listen...but I guess I was not good at talking things like this to a little child. I can never be a teacher! ;o), we both had a great time. So for now we keep going to the zoos.
Linking up to those fun parties.