Thursday, September 11, 2008

In-Sync Exotics tour

This cougar was fascinated by Trainboy.

We got a discounted rate to visit an exotic cats sanctuary in the area as part of our Rethinking Education Conference and went on Monday. It was pretty neat. Photos don't really do the cats justice or the enclosures.

These are cats who were being kept as pets!?! or being ill treated in small circuses or other bad situations. They find a home here to live out their lives. Apparently there are so many of them that they can't take them all. They are pampered and well taken care of at this facility by the volunteers and owner.
The boys loved seeing the animals and we had an awesome tour and good discussions from it. We also practiced skip counting on the drive there and back, Trainboy is working on counting to 100 and learning those patterns while Dinoguy is more interested in millions, billions and trillions.

2 comments:

Christa said...

What a fantastic place! We had a place like this near Springtown. I always wanted to go but they didn't allow kids under 7 :-(

Roni said...

I have been wanting to go to this place for such a long time!! I'm glad to hear that it's as cool as I keep thinking it will be. :-)

Maybe we can plan a group trip there sometime. :-)

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