Hippo Thoughts From a Couch

This sunny morning, I took the kids to Franklin Park Zoo. For the first time, we saw the hippo walking along the bottom of the pool. We then saw said hippo heaving out of the pool, and now so can you.

Many of the animals were livelier than usual. The lemurs were particularly playful (video). The rat snake moved (video). The ocelot climbed, jumped, sharpened claws, and generally did things other than sleep (no video, though).

To return to the hippo theme, and at the risk of repeating or reposting myself, Hippos Go Berserk! is a fine book: fun story, cute hippos, helpful with counting, fun for Max (3), still fun for his big sister Maddie (6) and for their father (a little older).