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December 17, 2013 12:47 PM Subscribe
The #1 item on my eight year-old son's Christmas list is "AN ACTUAL PENGUIN". Please help me creatively accommodate his request without violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
posted by julthumbscrew to Shopping (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Wee Thumbscrew has been obsessed with penguins for quite some time... so much so that he added one to his Christmas list. While I could just strategically ignore his request, I'd like to at least TRY to fulfill it. My question(s):
- The Adventure Aquarium and the Philadelphia Zoo both have expensive-ish "behind the scenes with the penguins!" packages. Would this be a good idea for an eight year-old? Have you ever done anything like this, and if so, how was it?
- Do you know of any similar (and non-exploitative, naturally) programs involving penguins?
- If the Hive decides "HELL to the NO on the in-person penguin-ing", how ELSE might I fulfill my kid's penguin request?
Possibly Helpful Info: Wee Thumbscrew is fairly bright and mature for his age. He is non-hyper and gentle with animals. I don't mind traveling or going to other lengths to fulfill this request.