CSL toured the Interactive and up close animal experience for children and adults.
I could swear the tiny marmoset monkeys are playing a game of hide and seek with me when I visit the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Standing mere metres away through a glass enclosure the monkeys are amongst the dozens of animals that embody the zoo’s vision of having guests interact with and get up close to nature. Outside there are a trio of peacocks perched on a wooden fence like elegant soldiers, their brilliant iridescent feathers are gleaming under the light of the sun.
“We had a class with a bunch of five year olds. A boy who had just lost his Dad was in the group. He stopped speaking after that happened, but his Mom brought him to this experience at the zoo. To her surprise, he went home that night and said ‘Mom guess what I saw?’ That’s the power that the engagement with animals is all about— it’s giving people the opportunity to have those close encounters,” sums up president John Chapo.