On Monday, we took a rest day from paragliding and went to the Santa Barbara Zoo, which is regularly ranked as one of the best small zoos in North America. Andrew posted his fabulous photos and provided some tips about taking photos at the zoo.
In addition to seeing all the animals, one of the things I love about zoos and aquariums is their focus on education about the the health and safety of all living creatures and sustainability of our environment.
Here's just a few things the zoo is doing, along with similar suggestions about what we all can do.
Each of the displays have a sign with information about the animals as well as information on what you can do to help protect those animals in their natural environments. Here are just a few examples.
"Jeans for Giraffes" is an interesting initiative where you can donate your old denim jeans. The denim is recycled (turned into insulation) and the money received goes to support giraffe research and protection in Africa.