Florida on our big Mold-A-Rama road trip) because Aden picked one up for the family collection when she was at the zoo on a field trip last month.
But we had no idea our zoo had a cow Mold-A-Rama. They moved all the machines that are normally outside to indoor locations for the winter, and when we went to look for ice cream in the dairy building we stumbled across a machine there, and were super excited when we discovered it was a cow. Mona got one first, but when I went to make one for the family collection we ran into a bit of trouble when the figure got stuck in the mold. I found a long piece of cardboard and snaked it up through the retrieval door and managed to knock it loose.
But how fun to be surprised by a Mold-A-Rama at our own zoo! We did pick up some dinosaurs there this summer, but those were expected during their special dinosaur display.
The cow was completely unexpected. That's sort of the upside of our zoo never really knowing what they have or where. Brookfield Zoo deals with a lot of collectors and they always know exactly what figures they have available and for how long when you ask at the information booths. Milwaukee never has any idea, and they always just hand you outdated maps and wish you luck.
And luck we got! In the form of a plastic cow. Life can be so much fun.