“I just shook my head,” said the Polk County school teacher, who is not in favor of wild animals being kept in zoos or aquariums. “I thought she shouldn’t have been there anyway.”
Nonetheless, Huckaby was standing outside the aquarium Friday morning, as a chattering crowd of 12-year-olds climbed out of yellow school buses and lined up for tickets.
Huckaby shrugged. She might be opposed to aquariums but she wasn’t going to begrudge her students a chance to see penguins and whale sharks. “It’s an experience for them,” she said.