Today we went a safari. We saw elephants, hippos, water buffalo, zebras, giraffes, antelope, baboons, and a lion. This definitely ruined zoos for me. The animals are so much more beautiful in person than behind glass at the zoo.

The other thing that has ruined zoos for me is that every time we park our bus, the bus full of white people draws a crowd that just stares at us like we are in a zoo. This is the first time in my life that I have been a part of the racial minority and no doubt it is uncomfortable. I feel like we cause a scene wherever we go in a group. This is the first time I have felt out of place because of my skintone. I know people live like this every day, and I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is to live your life like this. Either way zoos are ruined for me.

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