My husband and I went to the Cleveland Zoo yesterday. In the morning, before we arrived, a parent dangled their little kid over the edge of the cheetah exhibit and the kid fell in! Fortunately, the cheetahs did not bother coming near them, but what a stupid thing to do. The zoo is charging them with child endangering and I'm glad about that! (See News Article at WKYC Channel 3--some people actually blamed the zoo!)
We went in the afternoon since it was such a beautiful day! The temperature was near 70 and the sun was shining so it was very comfortable. I wanted my husband to shoot some short video clips of me recommending some animal books for my YouTube channel that I could edit into a video (Fast Five Animal Fiction Part 1).
Sounds easy, right? Wrong!
- First, it was SO crowded! we had a hard time finding a quiet place to line up the shot so Gerard could get both me and the animal in it.
- Second, we managed to get a few done but the bears were disappointing. Both Grizzlies were actually lying together in a dugout hole and no other bears were on exhibit.
- Third, The flowers weren't in bloom, there was lots of construction going on all over the zoo, including the giraffe exhibit so we we couldn't shoot the video I had planned by them.
- Fourth, it was so bright that we really couldn't see the Flip camera screen outside to see if we had the shot lined up well.
Joining in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop with the prompt: Tell us about a local news story that's all a buzz in your neck of the woods right now.