Lots of ‘oh wow’ moments during Country Terrace zoo trip

Country Terrace resident Peter Mulcair feeds a goat during a recent visit to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo.

Residents especially enjoyed interacting with animals during outing to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo

A group of 15 residents and staff members got to see a variety of animals, from lions and bears to potbellied pigs, during an Aug. 15 outing to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo in Morpeth, Ont.

After enjoying a picnic lunch, everyone made their way to the zoo, where they saw what life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc describes as “some of the coolest animals” she has seen outside of the Toronto Zoo.

The residents got a big kick out of the animals, she adds, noting there were lots of “oh wow” moments.

“A lot of the residents really liked looking at the smaller animals, like the baby goats and potbellied pigs, those were animals they could reach out and touch, which is something that they may not have done in many, many years,” Rachael tells The OMNIway.

“But then they saw some of the bigger animals, like lions and tigers and bears.”

The Country Terrace team decided to organize the outing after hearing positive reviews of the zoo from staff members and families, Rachael says.

While this was the first time Country Terrace organized an outing to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo, Rachael says it’s a trip everyone would gladly take again.

“We didn’t know what to expect, but we had heard that it was really exciting,” she says. “Some of the residents said the drive down was a little long but that it was still definitely worth it.”

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