I hope all lunchbreakers get a chance to visit the zoo this year, regardless of the part of the country or world you live in. The Philadelphia Zoo is a wonderful experience no matter the time of year. Recently, a break in the summer heat and humidity had the animals and humans enjoying the cool breeze and friendly sun.
Visiting the zoo helps us to remember how closely our environments and habits are with the animal kingdom. It reminds us that we are part of the environment and responsible for the living things on this earth. Here in our local zoos, we come into close contact, as you will see in the pictures, and the resemblance is amazingly.
We are all trying to exist, eat, drink, sleep and seek contact. We are born to our world and have it but a short time. Our zoo, here in Philadelphia, is the oldest zoo in America and over 150 years old. It is a wonderful place to remind us of our humanity and get back to the basics of what is essential. Live simply. Share the environment. Conserve and take only what you need in space and food.
We need the zoo to help us remember what will make us free and happy in the end.
Enjoy the pictures.
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