Why I LOVE helping animals and learning about them

As you, my readers, may know, I love helping and learning about animals. They are such innocent, gentle, creatures.That is why I am vegan and why I love seeing animals.

Why I love helping animals and learning about them - WhollyART

I love how zoos and other organizations take care of our animals and preserve them from extinction. (Extinct means that the type of animal does not exist anymore.) It is important to help our animals because they help the environment with pollination, fresh and clean air, and many other things which end up helping us.

This upcoming week, the Dallas Zoo is holding a Spring Break Zoo Camp! It is for kids from Pre-K to 5th Grade, and the zoo is going to have single-day camps March 9th – 13th. Since I have always been fascinated by animals, and because I love to learn, I’m going to be going to one of camps on the 10th! I am also excited to go to the Dallas Zoo because it will be first time going to any zoo in Texas! Whohoo! YAY!

 The camp class I’m going to is called Hakuna Matata (it means no worries, for the rest of your days)! In case you haven’t already guessed, we’re going to meet some animals that have inspired Disney films, like the Lion King. (Since I am a Disney fanatic, this is awesome!) And, we’re going on an African safari!

I am very excited to see all the unique and wonderful animals there will be. One of my favorite animals is the African Lion and/or the African Elephant, so I hope to see a few on my trip! I am going be taking some high quality pictures with my DSLR camera of the animals and nature to share with you, and I’ll also be blogging about this amazing experience, so please stay tuned.

There are some other pretty cool classes, too! In the other camps, you can learn about plants, bugs, animals of South America, and even how they take care of animals at the Dallas zoo!

Dallas Zoo Spring Camp Whollyart

I think it’s awesome that the Dallas Zoo is educating kids like me about nature and how amazing it is, and that a lot of other zoos are also helping animals stay safe and sound from dangers like hunting and pollution.

Since I love animals so much, I am very happy that there are a lot special organizations (some of which the Dallas Zoo is partnering with) to help them.

In my family, we don’t have any pets, so we enjoy helping animals in our own neighborhood.

A few months ago, we saw about six stray, tiny, furry, and helpless kitties. Unfortunately, they scampered away before we could do anything. This week, we saw three of the same, now almost fully grown cats. Two kept coming to our porch, in search of food and warmth from the snow, ice, wind, and rain.

One was a tabby with a long, bushy tail. It seemed to older than the other one, with fur a combination of patches of grey, white, black, and orange. The other seemed more juvenile and playful. It was a black cat with short fur and piercing, captivating green eyes.

I, more than anyone, felt that these poor souls trusted we would be kind to them and not turn them down. So, my dad and my mom agreed at once to buy them some tasty canned cat food. I found an old, distasteful dress that I transformed into a fluffy cat pillow.

Soon, we have started seeing rumples (and dirt) on the pillow, and the cat food has been getting nibbles every day!

I feel so happy when I do my part and care for Heavenly Father’s animals.

Animals Love Fun Whollyart

I can’t wait to get more opportunities to help animals, learn more about african wildlife, and go on a REAL safari!

Please stay tuned for my Safari experience and for other awesome posts! You can also find FREE gifts on our blog and subscribe! I also encourage you to join me on my adventure by checking out the camps!



  1. Tough Cookie Mommy on March 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    It’s so important for kids to learn about animals and nature. There are many crucial lessons to be addressed in these environments.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Nicely said! It definitely is

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on March 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    I love the zoo as well. We are going to the National Zoo next month and I am so happy because I haven’t been there since I was a kid.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      That’s awesome! Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your trip!

  3. Janell Poulette on March 8, 2015 at 3:15 am

    These are some very cool pictures. Can’t wait to see the safari pictures.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you! The safari pictures and post will be up soon, so be sure to check them out.

  4. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty on March 8, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Sounds like Dallas has an awesome zoo – protecting wildlife and educating people is so important!

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      It is an awesome zoo! I love education.

  5. Amber Nelson on March 9, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I love animals and so my kids have really learned to love them as well.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      An applause to you! Thank you for teaching your kids such a vital lesson!

  6. mommiesquietplace: Amanda Ripsam on March 9, 2015 at 4:04 am

    We love the zoo here in Battle creek Michigan. I love the photos you shared with us zoo pictures are so fun to look at.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      That’s so sweet, thank you

  7. Marielle Altenor on March 9, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Such great pictures! I need to take my son to the zoo when the weather gets a bit nicer. We’ve only been to the safari so we didn’t get to see a lot of the animals.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      The zoo is a perfect place spend spring or summer vacation.

  8. April - My Bizarre Family on March 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Going on a real safari would be pretty amazing! We love animals in my family too!

  9. Debbie Denny on March 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Sounds so exciting Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  10. lisa on March 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I love animals. To the extent that I have a degree in Biology with a lot of animal behavior classes! This sounds like such a great camp at the zoo!

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I would love to get a degree in biology.

  11. Dominique Goh on March 9, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    That’s certainly going to be a great adventure for you. Can’t wait to read about it. I have never been on a safari before.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you, Dominique!

  12. Uplifting Families on March 10, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I haven’t been to the Dallas zoo yet. I think that is awesome that they are holding a week long camp.

    I have been to the Fort Worth zoo and to the Dallas world aquarium.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      I have yet to go to the aquarium!

  13. Heather on March 10, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I think its great how you care about animals so much. We all should respect animals and our environment and learn how we can better care for them.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you! I hope to make this world a safe haven for animals where they are loved and cared for for.

  14. Pamela Rote on March 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I wish there was a camp like that around here—my kids both love Animals

  15. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo on March 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    My son loves going to the zoo! This looks like a very fun place for the whole family.

  16. Sharon on March 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Some people are born to love and care for Gods animals. I believe you are one of them and they are lucky to have you

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you! Hopefully someday people like that aren’t so rare.

  17. celebbabylaundry on March 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I totally agree, I love animals and it’s amazing to learn what they can actually do!

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      I do love learning and animals, so it is a perfect match!

  18. Stefani Tolson on March 10, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I love learning about animals too! I enjoy taking my kids to different zoos so that they can learn and experience nature too!

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      I love how you are a good example to your kids. Keep up the good work!

  19. Esther on March 11, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I have always loved animals just as my mom always has. My daughter is now a huge animal lover and dreams of being a vet. We love going to our local zoo! It is so neat to see some of the animals that we would not normally get the chance to see.

  20. Rosey on March 11, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I hope you see the lion or elephant you’re hoping to come across on your trip too! I look forward to hearing more about it when the time comes. :)

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      I did see both, luckily! My post to will come out soon, so please stay tuned !

  21. Rebecca Swenor on March 11, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I have always been an animal lover myself and both my children are as well. It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time and I wish I go do what you are about to do. I have always wanted to go on an African Safari. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Elyssa F on March 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Well, like my mom says, make your someday today!

  22. Virginia on March 12, 2015 at 1:03 am

    I love helping animals too! We just adopted not too long ago!

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