Zoo Boise is open over these snowy days except for December 25th and January 1, 2017. Because they are open and some animals come out in the snow... we went there to take a look and crafted this ode to the zoo and their frosty animals.
'twas the Night Before Christmas
and all through the Zoo...
Not a creature was... wait -- what's that? a Llama...
Many creatures are stirring... and waiting for you.
The amur was pacing, but comfy in cold... their Sibirian home drops to 40 below.
Red Pandas took perch, one high an done low, as they normally would in Hamalayan snow.
Snow leopards sit neatly on their tails so fat.. as they settle down... but not yet take nap.
"You kind of have the place to yourself, and depending on what the weather is like the zookeepers do build a snowman for some of the animals to interact with or other enrichment," said Liz Littman, Assistant Director of Zoo Boise.
So spring sprightly by boot, bus car truck or SUV... your ticket helps defend endangered animals these, all over the world, and in Boise.
Dress warmly, and towards the zoo head outside!
Ian McGrady, Six on Your Side.