Sunday, August 31, 2008
Making zoo a more child-friendly place
The Oakland zoo in California has strollers for hire.Presumsbly, they were donated by animal lovers feeling philonthrophical. I don't know if they do this at Oakland zoo, but such strollers could also be a source of ad. revenue for the zoo management. Advertisers dealing in schooluniforms, toys, children's garments and shoes might be interested.
These benches, gifted by well-wishers, are conveniently placed at the tigers enclosure. At times it takes a while before you can sight a tiger. And the benches are helpful for the wait. Donated benches srategicallly placed at several spots makes the tour of the zoo less taxing on your calf muscles.
This one, put up in loving memory of Hong Y Tom is at the amusement area adjacent to the park. This space is accessible to all visitors, even those who have not paid the zoo entrance fee.
Apart from the designated amusement area there are play spots at many places within the zoo. This makes the going a lot more fun for children.
And then there is an interactive enclosure in which children can touch, feel, pat and fondle the animals - goats and cows.
This contraption, looking like a parking meter, accepts small change by way of donation. Attracts child donars.