Last week, we went to a zoo in Mismaloya called the Vallarta Zoo. When you enter, you get a bag of food with a list of what you can feed each animal. We fed camels, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, bears, and other animals out of our bare hands!
Even though that might sound very interesting, the highlight of this day trip was when we got to hold a baby panther! We had the choice of holding a tiger cub or a panther. The tiger was stronger, so we chose the panther. It had light blue eyes and little faint brown dots on it’s black fur. She had the softest fur I’ve ever felt and was the cutest cat I’ve ever seen. She didn’t bite but did lightly scratch.
I held her almost the entire time and wasn’t scared. Harrison held her but was kind of scared. She kept on trying to run away, but most of the time we just held her. She wasn’t scared-at least I don’t think she was- but she didn’t bite, so I guess she didn’t feel like she needed to protect herself. It was the best zoo I’d ever been to!
We will post pictures and video when we next have good internet connection.