When we saw the Pelicans, penguins and dolphins the first question was:
“Are those real?”
I heard it from other kids too!
Kids are so used to robots and computers and technology that they think they are just human made.
I stopped for a moment when they first said it and I could literally see them being not real. Animations are getting closer and closer to reality and virtual reality is very real. My first reaction was disbelief that they said that, but then I turned my head just slightly sideways and saw it. “Yep! They are robots. Penguins died out thousands of years ago.” Other parents were almost annoyed at explaining that they were real to their kids. Annoyed? I was stunned at their reactions.
Enjoy the penguins while they are here!