We've taken the older three to the zoo, but not the youngest. As a matter of fact, we have probably not come within 50 miles of an elephant in quite a long time.
Now I was on a mission. Luckily, we were already planning a trip into London and it presented a great opportunity to show my daughter a "real life" elephant at the London Zoo.
Or so I thought.
There are no elephants on the zoo map.
There are lions, tigers, camels, gorillas, penguins and many other equally admirable animals, but no elephants. I quickly went through the animal inventory (yes they have one). It has all the Latin names for animals and occasionally the more colloquial version. I couldn't find an elephant though, or even an "elephas".
Their sister zoo, Whipsnade, has elephants. Maybe they had had enough of London and demanded a move to the home county. Who knows?
This post written by Charlene, a Expat Mums Blog founding contributor.
Photo credit: Big Frank