In 2015, to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola bottle, Coca-Cola Design invited artists from around the world to create a poster using only only black, white, and Coke red.  On display in the Pop Culture Gallery during our recent visit to the World of Coca-Cola, every poster was amazing! Here are a few […]

As if the School Board knows how badly the Midwestern winters suck the life out of me, the kids always have a five day weekend in February about a month before their week-long Spring Break.  Officially the break is for spring semester Parent/Teacher Conferences and President’s Day, but I used this year’s free days to take […]

In honor of National Polar Bear Day, here’s a second post in a row featuring Berlin from the Kansas City Zoo.  

In summer 2012, horrible flooding wrecked the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minnesota.  Many animals — including six sheep, four goats, a raven, a vulture, an owl, and a donkey — were killed when more than nine inches of rain fell on the city and flooded the barnyard exhibit. Two seals and Berlin, the zoo’s […]

About two years ago, the Kansas City Zoo opened a $15 million, 19,000 square foot penguin exhibit.  It is absolutely phenomenal, and about once a month during the winter, the gentoo and king penguins at the Kansas City Zoo march in the plaza near their exhibit.  Here are three photos from a recent visit.  What […]

Native to central and western Africa, the slender-snouted crocodile is critically endangered.  Critically endangered means that the species faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild.  Adults are about eight feet long, and this guy was awfully intimidating, even if behind glass, at the Kansas City Zoo.