Time for another update. This has been a good week for progress on the book the first round of proofing is completed. And I received a complete copy of the layout of the book and the cover. This means at least one more round of proofing for the book and then I should be ready to go. As I wrote last week, this has been a interesting, most fun, and definitely educational experience. And want to thank everyone for their patience.

This past week, I finished up posting a picture from each of the zoos as a Picture of the Day. This coming week, I will start in on the Animal section and post a picture of each animal that is in the book as the Picture of the Day.

I want to once again thank everyone for their support, it means so much to me. This week we are closing in on 2,800 followers fro the page. Like I always say, with your help and support this project is going to be a big success. So keep sharing the page and the pictures of the day. And I cannot wait to have the book ready to release and share with you my journey so far.

Which brings me to this summer and taking pictures for the second book. I am very anxious to get back on the road doing more zoo visits. But I am going to be very cautious even with things starting to slowly open back up. Hopefully in a few weeks we will all know a little more about what reopening will look like. And when I can start taking my trips again. Remember the zoos are hurting right now. Most of their revenue comes from attendance which is zero right now. So become a member of your local accredited zoo and if you can make a donation to help support them in these difficult times.

We are all in this together.

Today's picture is an emu. They are the second largest bird and a native of Australia. Like their large cousin, the ostrich, it is the male which incubates the eggs. Also like their cousin they are gaining importance as a farm animal. This emu live in the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City, KS.

Time for another update on my progress. Things are rapidly coming to a conclusion and it may be just a couple more weeks until the book is ready. This was quite the learning process working on my first book. We have one section left to proof which is the front and back page. Which means that the first round and hardest round of design work is completed. I am very happy with the way it has all turned out.

I want to thank everyone for all their support. It really means a lot to me. This week the page is at nearly 2,600 follows. Like I always say, with your help and support this project is going to be a big success. So keep sharing the page and the pictures of the day. And I cannot wait to have the book ready to release and share with you my journey so far.

I did not have a lot of time last week to share what zoos were doing because of work. But hopefully this week, I will have a little more time. And remember the zoos are hurting right now. Most of their revenue comes from attendance which is zero right now. So become a member of your local accredited zoo and if you can make a donation to help support them in these difficult times.

We are all in this together.

Today's picture is the hippopotamus. It is the third largest land animal in the world and one of the most dangerous. Surprisingly enough, their closest relatives are Cetaceans, like whales and dolphins. This mighty hippo lives at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, KS.

Today's picture is a two-toed sloth. They are unique animals in many ways. They are not closely related to the three-toed sloths and developed their arboreal lifestyle independently. And unlike most mammals they only have five neck vertebra. They also cannot shiver to keep warm. This sloth lives at Tanganika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS.