My family and I went to the Cougar Mountain Zoo to feed the animals. This is a smaller more expensive zoo but they are completely non-profit and all the money goes back into the zoo.
I love going because you can feed the animals. When you feed the alpacas it tickles your hands. My daughter is only brave enough to feed them when her daddy is with her. Since she was with people that she hardly knew she was afraid to feed the animals, but she did let her grandma pick her up and comfort her while she watched her fearless brother feed the deer and alpacas.
We learned about how smart the birds are on a previous trip that we went on. So while we were there my kids and I were showing grandma and papa how to talk to the birds. We got one of the birds to play peek a boo. When we were leaving one of the birds said
“let’s go out tonight”
I said what did you say?
the bird responded “let’s get a drink”
I said, “who have you been talking to?”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I told my husband that the bird asked me out on a date. He said the zoo keepers must be having parties after hours. Oh man, it was so funny.