My Trip to the Zoo
By Kinley Marie
Lions and tigers and bears - OH MY!
I saw all those animals and more when I went to the Topeka Zoo this weekend. I took my Mommy because she really likes zoos. I took Daddy because I like having him around for my big adventures. I took Grandpa so he could pay. And I brought along Grandma because a girl needs photos to remember the big moments in her life.
The first animal exhibits were constructed in Gage Park in 1933.Wow, that's even older than Grandma and Grandpa! I've been doing some research about zoos and animals in my rather large library at home. But it was good to get a look in person.
My Grandma and Grandpa live on a real farm. They have a barn. But they didn't have goats and llamas in their barn like they do at the Topeka Zoo. My family didn't buy me any animal feed so I could really make friends with these guys. Maybe next time.
We also saw Temba and Sunda, the elephants. I hear that some people want them to move to Tennessee. I'm pretty sure I can't go to Tennessee to see them, so I hope they stay here.
A girl needs her sleep. But she also knows when it's time to wake up. I opened my eyes as we were going through the gift shop. And guess what? I also brought Grandma along so she could buy me a book, A Day at the Zoo.
I hope you read all my words about my great adventure at the Topeka Zoo. Maybe I'll write a book someday.