After visiting the amazing St. Louis Zoo with our family a couple of weeks ago, I realized that I had not been to Zoo Atlanta in decades. After dropping my husband at the airport yesterday afternoon, I decided to take a solo trip to check it out! An adventure of sorts. [pullquote]I love acting, but it’s much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.” Nicole Kidman[/pullquote] Having grown up in Decatur, Georgia, just a short drive from the Atlanta Zoo, I went there often as a child, sharing a picnic on the wide, grassy hills that surround the zoo.
Did you know? The Cyclorama is no longer there on the shared property of the Atlanta Zoo. There are plans to relocate The Cyclorama to The Atlanta History Center in 2017.
Did you know? If you would rather not take your little goblins trick-or-treating, the Atlanta Zoo is having Boo At The Zoo for the next two weekends on October 24, 25 and the 31st, too. The decorations there are festive and they are giving out that prized candy, too!
After visiting two zoos in two weeks, I realized there are a few lessons we can learn from the animals who live there:
(1) Be Content. For the most part, the animals we saw at the zoo were content in their natural habitats.
[pullquote]I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12[/pullquote]
(2) Trust. Trust that all will be well and others will look out for you as you journey through life.
[pullquote]Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare[/pullquote]