I’m taking a photography class and needed to practice taking portraits. The gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo proved to be agreeable subjects.
Author: Mary Pope Osbourne
Title: Good Morning, Gorillas
Publication Info: New York : Random House, 2006.
Another delightful Magic Tree House journey where Annie and Jack spend a few days living among a family of mountain gorillas in Congo and learn the “magic” of communication. Osbourne knows a lot about gorilla behavior and incorporates it into the story in informative and entertaining ways.
Franklin Park Zoo is part of the large Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park on the border between Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. It’s a popular destination for local families. Although it’s not a particularly great zoo compared to others I visited, it does have some strong points. One is the African Lion exhibit, once home to the late & lamented Christopher whose roars echoed through the city, and now home to the brothers Dinari and Kamaia. The premier exhibit is the Tropical Forest which is home to a troop of gorillas including the baby Azize born last May. The Franklin Farm contains a petting zoo, and we’re eagerly awaiting the opening of the new children’s zoo Nature’s Neighborhoods.
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