It's always fun and educational to visit zoo or as they refer it in Istanbul - "Animal Garden." The kids had a great time compared to visiting museums and ruins. So when in Istanbul, we are sure to visit the zoo which is in the Asian Continent. They have superb animal collection and it looked like that the animals are very well taken cared off.
I would not compare this to Doha Zoo as it would be unfair for both. Both have their own unique obstacles in zoo management. Our main objective is to entertain the kids while learning a little biology in the process.
We really had a great time bonding with their grandfather who acted as our tour guide. The kids learned also not to mention that it's another fun and effective means to teach the kids the concern on environment protection and saving the planet Earth. There were some challenging conversation with our 5-year old. I could only imagine when the three kids ask questions and their parents are not clever enough to answer them. Everything is a learning process for all family members.
|let's learn about the marine life - fish!|
|there are different types of fish - long, short, big, small.|
|amazed at these different type of fish!|
|the OOHS and AAHS - fun!|
|and sometimes the sarcasms at our answers - still fun uugghhh|
|HAPPY FEET GALORE|
|WE LO-LOVE LAMA|
|there's no elephant in Istanbul Zoo but there are these fake elephants|
|fun running after the bunny and other animals|
|brave little girl - animal lover|
|DONKEY ME, DONKEY THEY|
|BY THE ENTRANCE|
|APPLAUD PLEASE - I TREK THE ZOO IN MY HIGH HEELS AND TWO KIDS! GREAT FUN!|
When we get back to Istanbul, we'll visit this armed with our English/ Turkish Dictionary as there was no English labels for animals. And I'll definitely be wearing my more comfortable shoes.