Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Armadillos have a foot fetish?

Jim and Matt attended the pre-opening party for the Brevard Zoo's new Paws On exhibit last night and had a wonderful time. Paws On opens to the public on Saturday, February 14, and Jim assures me that children are going to love all the activities. Their spirit line of Build, Explore, Spash, Touch give you an idea of some of the exhibit's features - water play, an aquarium featuring animals from the Indian River Lagoon, animal fort building, and a new animal petting zone are just some of the attractions. Later, I'll do a proper posting and a slide show with the photos that Jim took, but I just could not wait to share this one with you. One of the areas in the exhibit lets you visit with four very friendly armadillos that apparently love to untie shoes and sniff your ankles - judging from Matt's expression, they must have cold noses! What fun!

4 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

That is a cute picture. I have always wanted to see one of those critters up close...lucky guy

Florida Beach Basics said...

I'll get more details from Matt about their behavior - I was really surprised that they were this friendly - I'll ask Zoo folks if they raised them from babies.

Pablo said...

The armadillos I come across in the woods aren't friendly. They turn and run -- fast -- from me. Do you think it might be something about my breath?

Florida Beach Basics said...

Pablo - Matt tells me that two of the Zoo raised two of the armadillos and that two were rescue critters. They can sure run fast in the wild, can't they?