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Bangladesh National Zoo (Photos)

I’m enthralled. Joanna, my daughter, just started going to school. Just imagine how teary-eyed I was when I first dropped her off at school. Can anyone relate to this?

Recently, she experienced her first-ever visit to the zoo with her teachers and class friends. This is her fourth time to visit a zoo but this one is special because she went with her new friends.

I’m sharing some snap shots of her memorable event. Please enjoy. 🙂

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Smile! 🙂

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The Zoo’s Map

 

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Everyone started walking to the animal’s cages.

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Monkeys everywhere!

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People enjoy watching the monkeys play inside their cage.

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Can you find some more monkeys?

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There were a few flower gardens!

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Crocodiles are called “Kumir” in Bengali.

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Take a look at them!

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Peafowls. I’m very sorry to have missed seeing these peacocks opening their feathers. Our camera’s battery died even before Joanna’s excursion finished. I should have brought a charger but I would not have found any place to charge our camera.

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Joanna enjoyed running around the zoo with her school friends. She was also happy to see this colorful bevy (i.e. a family of peafowls).

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My first time to see a rhino and a sheep. 🙂

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This one is chained and amazingly, elephants in this zoo don’t smell since they are given a bath from time to time in a day.

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Oryx–one type of a deer. I haven’t seen this in the Philippines before. Thank God for this privilege!

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Another type of deer. Can you realize how creative our Creator is. He makes every animal unique!

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Signboards are all around. Go figure. 🙂

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These donkeys reminded me of Jesus’ triumphal entry.

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Giraffes. Trivia: Giraffes spend their life standing up. In fact, they doze and give birth standing up.

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Peafowl.

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I am just amazed at how clean Bangladeshi zoo is! The animals we saw were well-fed.

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Joanna is concentrating on how hippos eat and is carefully listening to what one of her teachers is telling her. 🙂

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More hippos at a different angle.

I’m grateful to God for giving my daughter this privilege to see His wonderful creation. As I have mentioned, my camera ran out out of battery so I missed taking photos of other animals such as lions, tigers, different types of birds and so on.

I’m also glad that God enabled me to meet other mothers from Joanna’s school too! It is my prayer that God will use me to share with them the gospel in God’s time. For now, I can only pray for their salvation.

Anyway, just a few comments about Bangladesh National Zoo.

Pros: 

  • The entrance fee is very cheap. It’s only 30 taka or about $0.375
  • There’s a variety of animals available for viewing.
  • The place is very clean.
  • Signboards are quite informative.
  • If you are going to have a picnic there, there are water tanks available for washing your hands, plates and glasses.
  • There are wide and breezy spaces where you can lay your picnic mats down.
  • Food is available for purchase inside the zoo.
  • Visitors are allowed to bring their own food.

Cons: 

  • Vendors keep handing balloons and other toys for sale to the kids. Kids end up persuading their parents to buy what are not so necessary.
  • Foreigners might find it hard to understand what are written on the name boards of animals if they are not familiar with Bangla.

OVERALL: The place is a wonderful place for picnic and enjoyment. It’s also an excellent place to see God’s handwork. Isn’t it amazing how animals declare the glory of God?

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!Praise the Lord!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunderban: A Place Worth-Visiting in Bangladesh

Christmas is a blessing to our family. It’s a time, not only to remember the birthday of our Savior, but a time to fellowship with our family and relatives as well.

We were privileged to visit and tour around Sunderban before the end of 2015. Thank God for His protection as we traveled from Dhaka to Khulna.

I’m sharing with you some photos of our trip.

Here’s how we got there.

 


Here’s what we saw at the entrance.

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A big map of the jungle at the entrance gate. Just imagine the size of this mangrove! It’s about 139, 500 ha (345, 000 acres).

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Sunderban–it is said to be the largest mangrove in the world. This sign board is somewhere at the end of the jungle’s trail for the visitors.

 

 

Expect to see crocodiles on the ground:

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We saw this crocodile beside a fenced pond.

 

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You can enjoy seeing wild monkeys on a tree. No, they are not caged at all. 🙂

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How many monkeys can you see? 🙂

 

 

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While some animals are out in the jungle and some are kept in cages.

 

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Most of the animals visitors enjoy seeing are alive wild animals but there is a special place where all you can see are skeletons of animals. This one is that of a dolphin.

How did you spend your Christmas holiday? Did you go and visit your relatives? While it is not required for us to go to a fabulous place during holidays, we should remember that investing time for our loved ones is essential to building a stronger family ties.

Memories with them is something that nobody can steal from us. Let’s continue enjoying building special memories with our family.