Month: February 2016

Work at the Zoo

My team at work had an off-site day at the zoo on Tuesday.  Our conference room was built right into the gorilla enclosure – it was a bit tricky to concentrate on our discussion when the gorillas would come to watch us through the windows.   

We also had some experts bring in some small animals for us to meet, including Catori the Eastern screech owl: 

 Julian the Madagascar giant hog-nosed snake 
 And Ninerec the Tenrec, an example of convergent evolution.  Tenrecs live on Madagascar and fill the same niche that hedgehogs do in other parts of the world. 
 We finished up our day with a scavenger hunt outside in the zoo on a beautiful afternoon.  Sure beat being in the office!