I have always wanted to bring my children to the zoo. 1/3 of that wish came true when I got to accompany Elle for the first time on her second field trip. My parents went with her on her very first field trip.
Elle’s school, together with Prime Orienteer Mgt. Inc., went on an educational tour first to Avilon Zoo in Montalban, Rizal and then to Dolljoy Gallery and Museum. The photos below show some of the animals we have observed. Elle experienced feeding the Guinea pigs carrots, the Arapaimas raw chicken heads and then taking pictures with rather large birds of prey perched on her arm (with a glove/gauntlet, of course!).
|in the bus, with a tour guide quizzing the moms and kindergarten kids, narrating the history of Quezon City, of U.P. and of Rizal|
|Elle feeding the hungry Guinea pigs, throwing raw chicken heads to the humongous fish and a lawin perched on her arm|
|with tortoises, a peafowl with impressive tail-feathers, birds that reminded her of the movie Rio, a beautiful white peafowl, noisy goats, a tiger and Capybaras|
|in the painting area of Dolljoy toy factory, she said it was scary|
|with dolls in various themes: in school uniforms, in fairytale garb, teddy bears and clowns, and more|
At Dolljoy Gallery and Museum, the children watched first a Disney cartoon about Elmer Elephant and then the tour began. I had no idea why the clip was shown, though. In between were doll-dressing contests where the winners got to take home the bear and the doll they dressed. We had opportunities to shop for dolls and figures at factory prices.