LEXINGTON, KY — We may not be able to travel to Africa to go on safari right now, or even to our local zoo, but one town in Kentucky has figured out a way to bring the animals to them.
While on lockdown in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, residents in Lexington launched a neighbourhood ‘safari’ for children, displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.
The “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning after 60 houses in the community signed up, WKYT-TV reported.
“I have challenged kids to have a zoologist notebook and then go around and record the animal sightings,” said Marian Guinn, the organizer of the zoo walk.
Throughout the week, families in the Cumberland Hill neighborhood will look for animals and submit their findings for a chance to win different prizes.
Events like these have been a way for the community to step up and try to help each other through unusual times while also following official guidelines, Guinn said.
The community will “make these days be the best they can be,” she said.
With file from The Associated Press