the NC Zoo is only about 10 minutes from our home! we closed up shop today and took an entire day off to go to the zoo...
i realized when i downloaded my pictures that we didn't take any of the polar bear exhibit. i think we were too enthralled with his antics to think about the camera. i never realized polar bears were so playful... perhaps the only polar bears i had seen in the past were in pitiful environments. when i was a kid in NH, every summer we went to Benson's Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, NH. we had a great time there but i think their polar bear only had a little pond to wade in. the polar bear at the NC zoo has a 12' deep pool to dive in... with LOTS of toys to play with! his pool allows you to view him from underwater too.
i was also looking forward to seeing the new lemur island habitat... but by late afternoon the lemurs were exhausted and taking a nap.
... guess i will have to go back again to see those lemurs in action as well as to get a pic of the polar bear.
back to making pots tomorrow!