My husband called me the morning of my middle daughter’s birthday and told me one of his work associates had arranged for a special afternoon for our girls.
Special indeed! We picked Daddy up and headed to the Downtown Aquarium. We were met by an animal trainer, who promptly took us behind the scenes. A bewildered daughter was a little apprehensive when she found out she’d be feeding one of the White Bengal Tiger’s his lunch!
We actually got to “meet” three of the 4 tigers. This first one, in the picture above, was making a chuffing noise, which the trainer told us is like her version of a purr, and that she must like the girls. (Her name was Marina).
Here they are behind the scenes with the trainer, who looked to be about 12, but was super-sweet. She gave us an inside look to the tigers, and told us all about them. She answered all of the girls questions.
Afterwards, we took some fun pictures with their photo-op tiger, and then headed to lunch at the Aquarium restaurant.