Okay now I don’t generally post about things that go on in my life, but that is mostly because my life is pretty boring. No one really wants to read about work or about the movies my boyfriend and I watch on Netflix. However, every once in a blue moon we do something worth sharing. This was one of those times.
For my mom’s birthday I bought her, myself and my boyfriend tickets to meet a penguin. Yes MEET a penguin. We got to touch him, learn about him and watch him scurry around the room checking out everything new to him. It was a really fun time and it is actually a really good cause as well.
Each penguin is named based on their unique coloration. Our new friend was named Grey Brown. Here is a pic I took as he was running by me:
Look how close he was! It was really an amazing experience. As long as he wasn’t facing us head on (don’t want to scare him) we were allowed to reach out and pet him. See my boyfriend getting to pet him as he went by:
One thing I did not know going into this is African Penguins are on the endangered list. Events like this go towards saving these penguins. I would recommend anyone who adores these little guys as much as I do to find a way to help them out. Whether it be going to meet one yourself, donating to a charity or finding another fun event that will benefit these awesome little creatures. It is scary to know that in as little as 11 years these little guys might cease to exist!
We made a new friend in Grey Brown and I want to make sure many others get to make similar friends. Lets help the penguins get off the endangered list!