I think it was more of a ‘duty’ and somewhat become a formality for every parent to bring their child to visit Zoo at least once…well, that’s included us.
I can’t remember when was the last time I’ve been to National Zoo….maybe more than 20 years ago. Therefore, when my sister proposed we have a family trip to Zoo on last Sunday, I am quite happy to accept her idea.
We reached the Zoo at about 10am. The place looks a bit run down but it is not as poorly managed as I always imagined. The surrounding is not bad and quite breeze but what lacking is the variety of the animals. It’s probably still far from being world class, but it’s good enough to provide a decent experience for our little one.
Initially, we worried that Sarah will scared of those REAL animal as compared to what she normally saw in the books and TV, but I think we are just over-concern. She was fine after all. Although she looked puzzled when I first showed her the giraffe, but after a while she started to walk all by herself and even attempted to chase the flamingo.
The weather on the day was not too hot therefore we managed to have a decent walk for about two hours before we had our lunch at some kind of ‘fake KFC’…a local-run fast food store which try to imitated KFC, their food taste real bad, I tell you.
As for the real KFC, it doesn’t exist any more, I was told (or maybe we just couldn’t locate it?)
Anyway, Sarah started to feel sleepy after the meal because she woke up very early in the morning (due to diarrhea). We were happy that she could just rest at her stroller without making a fuss, not even cry or asking us to carry.
Overall, our trip to Zoo was quite an enjoyable and educational one (for Sarah). Personal I was feeling awe-struck by the sheer size of these wild animals when I first saw them. Maybe I was too long a time didn’t come close to these real animals.
I think we shall revisit the place when Sarah is grows up.