Day 4 was Tuesday. Probably the hottest day of the summer. After camp (which included my FIL and I searching the campus for a lost Hugh), we headed to the Indianapolis Zoo. This is a really nice mid-size zoo. Lou's husband is on the board of directors and arranged a "Behind the Scenes" tour for all of us, as well as his daughter's friend and her nanny.
The main part of this tour was the orangutan house. The zoo has been fundraising for a new primates exhibit, but somehow (I didn't hear the whole story), these furry guys became available before the new exhibit even has broken ground. So a home was built for them "backstage". It was a long hot walk to the exhibit, but worth it!
After spending some time with these guys, we headed off to the dolphin show. Man, the backstage areas of the zoo are very sunny! It was SO hot! We were already running low on water! We could see and hear some bits of exhibits, but unfortunately we really didn't get to see much of the zoo. The dolphin show was fun to watch, and the kids got to be "Junior Dolphin Trainers"!
Next up was a stop at the new tiger exhibit. Nothing "behind the scenes" about this, except that we did have a tour guide. I think there are two tigers here, but I could be wrong. Although he looks skinny, he is actually perfect...tigers aren't supposed to be plump!