I had the coolest time at the zoo today. I was doing orang watch and Eloise, the oldest, was in the enclosure with the big glass walls, and she totally acted like she remembered me. If I sat down she would come right over and put her hand up on the glass and stare into my face. She did it several times. (I didn’t dare interrupt those moments with taking pictures! We were having a thing!) She also apparently had a little boy there earlier who bounced a ball off the glass and played “ball” with her. She apparently totally got into it, to the point that she tired herself out and had to go take a boneless nap. She was kind of overwhelmed with visitors, so I stayed near the glass with her, feeling protective. She would look over at me occasionally, checking in. Plus Elka the little one got her hands on a blue bucket and made her own slide on the higher parts of the mesh. I thought she was gonna kill herself, (and I called the keeper, who came out and offered a distraction so she’d go do something else) but she certainly had everyone entertained. All in all, quite a day.
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