Yes indeed, I am drawn to zoos. Fortunately, I happened upon a fellow zoo lover, Barbara, to discover that she is working with the keepers at the zoo to develop enrichment activities for some of the animals at the zoo. Barbara and others have been working to enrich the life of Rita, a chimp at the zoo. They're also working to make changes for the moon bear as well as bring in an enrichment specialist from the states to help teach the keepers different things they can do for the animals.
Now...you might think we went in at opening, like normal people. No...not us...we have to go at 6am to watch the feeding and check on Rita and Timmy and Tammy (forgot her name). Isn't that what one does on a Friday (our Saturday) morning??? Turns out that during Ramadan the zoo is closed and the keepers come in early and leave once they finish the basic morning chores - though they'll be back for the evening routine. We did, however, meet Mr. Hussein who took us to see some of the animals. It was paradise!