Science bloggers at the Zoo

About 20 Science bloggers and readers met at the North Carolina Zoo yesterday for a day of animals and fun. Minnow was the youngest, but not the only, child in attendance. And I think she was quite happy to meet some other children-of-bloggers, particularly the 22-month-old son of James Hrynyshyn. They can have their own meet-up in a few years and commiserate.

Pictures and details below the below the fold.

The group with their backs to the gorillas, who had their backs to us.
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The animal highlight of the day came at the elephant enclosure. We happened to arrive at feeding time and got to see a young elephant enter the water and eat and drink with her trunk. Minnow was transfixed – and so were all of the others in attendance.
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The zoo did a great job adding educational tidbits in signage along walks and at the exhibits. Here was one of my favorites:
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They also had cool sculptures of many of the animals. They made more popular picture spots than the live animals themselves. This one however, said “no climbing.”
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After the zoo, we went to Chilis for dinner and more conversation. Minnow was happy to contribute to the festivities.
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There’s a few more photos in the flickr photoset. Bora’s got more pictures too.


  1. #1 ...tom...
    September 21, 2008

    Minnow is sooo cute..!!

    But you probably already suspected that, huh..??

    Looks like it was very big fun.


  2. #2 Jane
    September 21, 2008

    Oh my god, Minnow is so grown up! Wow! so cute!

  3. #3 ecogeofemme
    September 21, 2008

    She’s gotten so blond! And so grown-up!

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