The clouded leopard cubs made their debut today! You can read about them and their story and future here at the Nashville Zoo website. I was so excited for today. It brought back memories of when I lived in St. Louis and was about nine years old. I had dreams of becoming a zoologist. My mom would take me to the zoo alot and one of my best memories was when Alice and Arlo, a pair of lion cubs, made their appearance.
The drive to the Nashville Zoo is a nostalgic one for me. Traveling down Nolensville Road I have memories of attending Radnor Baptist kindergarten, going to Turntines, going to visit my dad at the Western Auto warehouse on Trousdale and trying to remember which building was the Western Auto retail store. All these memories… I felt that same excitement as I did when I was a little girl going to the St. Louis zoo. Couldn’t wait… dreamed that maybe, just maybe I would be able to touch one of the leopard cubs. These little guys are fast and furious movers… you see lots of big paws, teeth and blur!!