The zoo has been a big part of our lives for almost five years now. We've had some magical up close animal experiences (like when we saw and got to feed Kashin above) just wandering around. Our zoo passes are expensive but well worth the money each year. Kashin the elephant (whose 4oth birthday we attended last year), was very sick and had to be put down last week. It was very sad and the zoo was closed for a day to let the staff mourn her in private.
When we visited the zoo today there was an area where people had left cards and flowers. There was also a book and #1 wanted to write in it. Since starting school his writing is coming along so well, I can't help but be impressed (and so proud of him).
He wrote "it was nice knowing Kashin".
The zoo is open to the public for free tomorrow (to say goodbye) but limited to 6000 people. We won't be going! My favourite time to go is about an hour before closing. We almost have the zoo to ourselves then which is really nice.