Joe took his camera along with all the other items that he needed for the week and had tons of photos. It was amazing listening to his stories from the day. Some of his highlights:
-He got to ride in the park Humvee and get close, really close to the animals. (it's one of those parks that you can drive through but you have to stay on the path, he got to go offroad).
-His hand was bitten by a giraffe. Apparently, the only person EVER to be bitten at Woburn.
-He held several different snakes.
-He cleaned up a lot of pooh.
-He had a lemur jump on his head.
-He got to feed marmosets with the food he made for them, and provided them an enrichment activity.
-He got to feed a wallaby, the albino actually, which is apparently difficult to do as he is very skidish.
-He held a giant snail.
I'm so, so happy that we were able to provide this for Joe. He was so in his element, loving be close to the animals and learning more and more things about them. It went a long way to supporting his ambition to become a veterinarian. I am very proud of him.
|The infamous giraffe that bit Joe.|
August 20-24th, 2012