Finally, some pictures of the stars of the show-the lions, tigers and bear. Oh, and panthers. Words can't really ever truly give these majestic animals due justice. So I'll let the pictures do the talking.
The lions. A male and female.
The tigers. There are four here. Two of them, Samson and Delilah, are siblings and are 20 month old toddlers.
Beautiful. Just beautiful! Well worth the wait, right? If you are in the area, go and visit them. They are even better in person.
"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest." Charlotte Mason