Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Addy the Penguin Trainer

Yesterday was a rare day in terms of weather for December, with temps in the low 50's and sunny skies. We felt it a perfect day to get outside and visit the zoo.


It was a fun visit. Most of the animals were out and close up for easy viewing. After we made our rounds, we stopped to say goodbye to the penguins. It was just the two of us there, and a few of the penguins were being very friendly with us, following us as we moved, eagerly slamming against the glass. It took us a few minutes to realize that they were doing this because they thought the long piece of grass plant Addy was holding was food for them! We then spent the next five minutes teasing the penguins with the grass, laughing at them as they chased its trail and opened their beaks.






Addy enjoyed having some control over the penguins actions. It was pretty fun to watch! 

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