The Greater Vancouver Zoo had so many animals that Sir Pigglesworth didn’t know where to look first!
He ran to the bear, then the giraffe, then the elephant, then the tiger.
Each animal fascinated him more than the last!
The giraffe made Sir Pigglesworth laugh when it tried to lick his face.
At the monkey exhibit, Sir Pigglesworth saw a little girl crying.
He ran over to see what was wrong.
The little girl sniffled as she looked up. “That monkey stole my favorite doll,” she cried.
“He reached through the bars and grabbed it right out of my hands.”
“I’ll get it for you,” Sir Pigglesworth said. He reached his hoof through the bars, pulling it back from the monkey’s hands.
The monkey stuck out his tongue and made a face at Sir Pigglesworth.
The piglet ignored him and handed the doll to the happy little girl.
“Thank you!” she said with a big smile, hugging her doll tightly.
“Emily, it’s time for lunch,” a little boy called. The girl turned around.
“That’s my brother, JJ,” she told Sir Pigglesworth and JoAnn.
“Would you like to join us for a picnic? Mom and dad brought LOTS of delicious food.”
Sir Pigglesworth felt his tummy growling. “Thank you for inviting us.”
“We would love to join you, if it’s okay with your mom and dad,” he said.
While they ate lunch, Sir Pigglesworth explained that they were looking for his mom and dad.
“Have you checked the Vancouver Aquarium?” JJ asked. “That’s where I would go if I were them.”
“I guess I know where we’re going next,” JoAnn said when Sir Pigglesworth looked at her with big puppy dog eyes.
“Well, what are we waiting for?” Sir Pigglesworth asked.
He jumped up and thanked everyone for the yummy lunch.
They waved goodbye. Then he and JoAnn headed straight for the aquarium.
“I can look like a fish,” Sir Pigglesworth said, giving his best imitation of a fish face.
He pushed his face up against the thick glass.
A shark swam right up and closely inspected the pig’s face.
“Ummm...maybe I’m too convincing,” he said as he slowly backed away.
Behind him he heard giggles and turned to see a boy and girl standing there.
Sir Pigglesworth never turned down a chance to meet new friends. He happily introduced himself.
“I’m Summer,” the girl said. “And I’m Alex,” said the boy.
“It’s nice to meet you,” Sir Pigglesworth said. “But could we go somewhere else to talk?”
“I’m not so sure this shark realizes that I’m not a fish.”
Sir Pigglesworth and his friends explored the rest of the aquarium. They saw seals, fish, turtles, and even a whale.
Sir Pigglesworth’s favorite part was when they got caught in the middle of a pretend tropical thunderstorm.
He was a little afraid at first, but Summer held his hand to reassure him he was going to be all right.
By the time they left the aquarium the kids had an idea of where they should look for Sir Pigglesworth’s parents–the Stanley Park horse drawn carriage tour.
Sir Pigglesworth and JoAnn headed straight to Stanley Park.
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