Today our family is going
to the zoo. It is ten kilometers from our house so we have to drive in the
family car. My dad has his own car, but we all drove in the family car. It
is silver. Ethan has to sit in a car seat, but Alec and I donít have to.
We put on our seatbelts and sit in the back seat. Sometimes we fight, so
Mum put me on one side of the car seat and Alec on the other. When we got
to the zoo we had to pay money to park in the parking lot. Mum grabbed
Ethanís stroller and we headed for the main entrance.
I got to help take turns
pushing Ethanís stroller. Ethan loves being in his stroller. I pushed him
right up to the elephants. Alec wanted to give the elephants some peanuts
to eat but Dad said no. It is dangerous to feed the animals in the zoo.
They can only eat things that the zookeepers give them. We saw two
elephants. Both of them were gray and had big ears and tusks and a long
trunk. Ethan laughed when he saw the elephants swinging their trunks back
My mum pushed Ethanís
stroller up a hill. The lions and tigers were in a building at the top.
One of the lions roared and it scared Ethan. I saw the sharp teeth and
claws. I am glad lions and tigers are in cages. My dad showed us the
tigerís stripes. I think tigers are pretty. I like their orange fur with
black stripes. Alec liked the lionís fluffy mane.
When Alec took his turn
pushing the stroller we went to see the bears. Black bears, brown bears,
grizzly bears and polar bears stood in their cages. Each of them had a
pool of water to swim in and a cave to sleep in. I liked the polar bears
the best because there was a baby polar bear with its mum. The babyís name
was Iceberg. Ethan liked looking at the bears.
Dad took his turn with the
stroller. We stopped and had lunch. I donít like hot dogs so I ate a ham
sandwich. Alec, Mum and Dad all ate hot dogs. Ethan ate a cheese sandwich
that Mum had brought in a bag. While we were eating lunch, we heard the
sea lions. They barked like a dog. Dad bought us each a snow cone. I got a
blue one that tasted like raspberry. We walked down to the sea lion
display and watched them splashing and swimming. Ethan loved the sea
While we were at the zoo we
saw penguins, zebra, hippopotamus, snakes, camels and lizards. Dad pushed
the stroller the rest of the time. Ethan started to cry, so Mum picked him
up and carried him. I was tired and wanted to get in the stroller, but I
am too big! Mum let each of us buy something at the zoo gift shop. Alec
bought a rubber snake. I bought a stuffed koala. Ethan picked out a
squeaky rubber hippopotamus. Every time Mum squeezed it, Ethan laughed.
We left the zoo and walked
to our silver car. All of us were tired. Ethan fell asleep as soon as Mum
put him in the car seat. As we drove home I closed my eyes and thought
about all the animals. I think the penguins are my favorite animal in the
zoo. I like the way they eat fish and dive into the water and waddle when
they walk. It was a fun day at the zoo.