On April 12th The June Buchanan School’s elementary Grades K-5 visited the Cincinnati Zoo for their yearly class field trip. Students enjoyed a day spent with faculty, parents, and creatures of all kinds! According to the Zoo’s website, over 1.2 million people visit the Zoo annually. JBS students were excited about being a part of that number as they visited more than 500 animal species and 3,000 plant species, which ranks as one of the largest zoo collections in the country.
First grade student Drake Turner said, “It was a fun trip. I got to see wolves, bears, a Komodo dragon, and a giraffe.” Second and third grade students agreed by saying, “We liked seeing all the animals and spending time with our friends. We also loved the petting zoo!” When asked what their favorite animal was, the kindergartners said, “We tried to pick our favorite animal, but we loved them all so much that we couldn’t. We love the zoo!”
The Cincinnati Zoo is rated by peer zoological parks as one of the best zoos in the nation and continues to make its mark as a place of conservation, education, and preservation of wild animals and wild spaces.