The zoo can be one of the most magical places to visit around. And, here in the Dallas area, we have one of the best zoos in the country. Recently, visitors got to experience new elephants at the Dallas Zoo, and they were really excited! In March of this year, the Dallas Zoo brought five elephants from a drought-stricken zoo in Swaziland. Since then, the new elephants have been getting slowly acquainted with the Golden Girls, the Dallas Zoo’s resident matriarch elephants. The five new elephants, named Zola, Tendaji, Mlilo, Amahle, and Nolwazi have been doing well adjusting to their new home and have started gaining weight. Elephants are incredibly social animals and just like humans, they have to work out their relationships with each other. The zoo says they have been communicating with trumpeting, ear flapping, vocalizations, and a lot of trunk-touching. “It’s a wonderful sight to behold,” the zoo said. “Over the next few months, look in the Savanna and you may catch these amazing moments.” Have you visited the new elephants at the Dallas Zoo yet? What is your favorite animal exhibit at the Dallas Zoo? Tell all of us at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX in the comments below!
Last month, we hosted a Teacher Photo Contest on our Facebook page for local area teachers. Visitors shared photos and videos along with words of praise for their favorite teachers. The posts that received the most “likes” were declared the winners. Each winning teacher will receive a $250 Visa gift card. For April, the winning teacher was Aisha Murtadah. She currently teaches at Dooley Elementary School in the Plano Independent School District. Parent Jay Rankin said this about Mrs. Murtadah, “She taught my (mildly) special needs son in 2nd grade. She changed his life with her patience, understanding, and knowledge. We saw him grow so much in the year that she taught him, and it still brings tears to our eyes (and his) when we think about it… All of the staff at Dooley are amazing, but Mrs. Murtadah is the kind of teacher any parent would want for their children, and there is no teacher more deserving.” In early May, on Teacher Appreciation Day, we announced the winner of our Frisco Teacher Photo contest, Anton Bucher. Mr. Bucher teaches theater at Pioneer Heritage Middle School in the Frisco Independent School District. Parent April Trawick Emerson said, “My daughter suffers from severe anxiety that impacts her daily activities. She has always been very shy and very timid… Once Bucher came into her life, she was a changed little girl. She was becoming more social; she spoke to people and not just when they asked her question; she was blossoming. It was beautiful to witness. Bucher also began a Partner’s Theatre class at PHMS. General education students ‘partner’ with special education students from our functional academics classroom. Kids have signed up to be partners in this class because of the servant’s heart that Bucher has instilled in his kids.” We are so pleased by the success of our Ewing Buick GMC Teacher Photo Contest and want to congratulate both Mrs. Murtadah and Mr. Bucher on their success with their students. We can tell they are excellent teachers who love what they do every day. Like the Ewing Buick GMC Facebook page to see more updates and more contests, or visit us near Dallas, TX.