the adults happily engaged with their children, seemingly recharged.
Love lesson learned: Members of a relationship need to be internally balanced and properly rejuvenated to be the best partner they can be.
Polar Bears place value on patience.
My visit included multiple feeding times and the polar bears (the most revered exhibit at this zoo) were inarguably the most patient. They waited calmly for their zookeeper and were kind upon being fed, taking each scrap delicately and appreciatively.
Love lesson learned: Good things are worth waiting for.
Giraffes are unselfish.
I watched a mama giraffe in all of her long-legged glory pass down leaves to her little-legged baby. On two instances she went to feed herself but her baby nudged at her wanting to be fed so she handed her, her leaves. The baby then nuzzled with the mama giraffe in appreciation.