Narrative Essay About The Zoo

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Today was a day full of mixed feelings. I enjoyed my day but I started to feel home sick. It may have been because we are only a few hours away from travelling back home. Luckily, we had half of our day planned out so that meant I wouldn’t have much time to miss home. As we got to the zoo, I realized why Major Tom said what he did about the zoo. The zoo is beautiful. It was amazing to see the animals in enclosures similar to their natural habitat. As soon as you enter the zoo, you see a sign that says you are able to adopt an animal. I am sure there are some exclusions but either way I think that it’s great. The animals look like they are well taken care of. The animals in this zoo were mostly native but either way being super close to them …show more content…
Being in the jungle meant having to deal with bugs and insects but all the amazing views and animals made the bites worth it. I really enjoyed reading the information given about each animal and the nice rhyming signs. It made me want to keep reading and learning. For the most part, the animals are found injured and rescued from the wild. For example the rescued jaguar (I think his name was Pat, not sure though). After being rescued, he had to go through behavior modification. I can imagine how aggressive he was especially if he felt unsafe wherever he was. It is crazy and amazing to see how the animals begin to trust the individuals who rescue them. Another interesting animal was Harpy Eagle who was also rescued and although it had been trained to hunt (I think), it preferred to be around people like us, who visit the zoo. Harpy is one of the worlds largest. I really enjoyed seeing a group of our TAMUK girls go in the Jaguar cage. I was impressed by how trained the Jaguar is. The zoo employee was very good with the Jaguar. I would have probably freaked out if I was in that cage. However, I was glad to see other girls being fearless and …show more content…
I was very curious to see what it was. To my understanding, I thought it was a school such as the Stella Maris but who serviced adults. When we arrived to the place, it was nothing like I had imagined it. The building looks new and with an American feeling. As we waited in the waiting area, I noticed a picture on the wall. One of the kids on the picture was a student in my assigned class at Stella Maris School. It made me feel so good to know that he had been to this facility. Both the PT and ST whom we met are very well experienced. The PT who gave us a brief history of the facility and a tour was very nice and welcoming. She mentioned that the facility has only been open for 2 years and that she has been living in Belize for the past 12 years. She has lived in Canada and the U.S. She also mentioned that there are only 2 or 3 Speech therapists in the whole country and about 3-4 PT’s but no OT’s. This made me want to tell all of my OT friends who love to travel about this facility. The facility itself is very well taken care of and as the PT mentioned it has everything needed. The speech language pathologist introduced herself minutes after and she told us a lot of great information. She is not a native of Belize but seemed to really like the country. She mentioned that she currently has back-to-back patients with only an hour lunch. About 42 children are still waiting to be evaluated and about 20 are waiting to be treated.

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