Visiting the zoo is like taking a trip to anywhere in the world. In just a few steps, you can travel from the lush jungles of Southeast Asia to the swamps of the Florida Everglades to the arid savannas of sub-Saharan Africa – and back again! Watching animals interact is immensely fun – for us as well as for our little ones – and can provide all kinds of unexpected inspiration. It might spark a conversation about how to behave in a group; what it means to be a part of a food chain; why some animals swim and others climb trees; or what the cutest baby in the animal kingdom is! (We’re particularly partial to elephants … check out the Elephant Cam from the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park by clicking here!)
If you’ve watched our prints over the years, you know that we love incorporating animals into our designs. Whether it’s Enzo or Ella elephants from the jungle, Lion’s Lullaby from the savanna, or Alligator Bebop from the swamp, or Owls from our own backyards, they make delightful prints!
Such a big day out can sometimes be overwhelming, though, with so much to see and do! A few years ago, one of our staff took a trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and her little one felt the strain of all the excitement. When she got back, she offered 5 tips to ensure every trip to the zoo is successful – read her advice here.