June 9, Parque Crococun
This morning we visited the incredible Parque Crococun. It is a lovely, safe place for endangered species of the area as well as a safe haven for animals that were pets when they were small but were donated to this park when they began to grow. We saw beautiful birds like the elegant Macaw, held young crocodiles, saw an albino boa, held a rattle snake, saw the older crocodiles in their habitat, and fed some tame deer. Since Ashley Easley, Shelby Echols and Nicole Wiebe have worked in Wichita zoos, their insights were valuable. (Read further blogs from their perspective.}
In the afternoon, we continued our intriguing class in Mayan history and culture. It was a long class (3 hours without a break!) but we were captivated by its content and the methodology of Professor Celarie.