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April 15, 2023 | The Bow Wow Journal By KoKo Wooferjee

Writing this by the elephants in the Mysore Zoo.

February 25, 2023 | The Bow Wow Journal By KoKo Wooferjee

Hi Journal,

It's KoKo, your favorite explorer, back with another exciting story. ๐Ÿ“” You won't believe what happened to me today. My wallet was stolen. ๐Ÿ‘› Yikes! I couldnโ€™t believe my luck. My first stop was Mysore and I had already lost my wallet. This hasnโ€™t been a great start for me. ๐Ÿ˜“

My adventure is filled with monkeys, lions, and even a mischievous wallet thief! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฆ Buckle up, because this is going to be a wild ride!

So, it all started when I visited the incredible Mysore Zoo. After buying my entry ticket, ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ I put my wallet back in my backpack, making sure to zip it up tight. ๐ŸŽ’ But guess what? When I reached into my bag later, my wallet had vanished into thin air! It was at the crocodile pond when a popcorn vendor caught my attention, when I realized my wallet was missing. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Can you imagine my shock? I even found a funny note with a silly face drawn on it. Who could have done this mischievous deed? ๐Ÿค”

I immediately called Layla. I needed help. Layla, being the clever friend that she is, suggested we investigate the scene of the crime. ๐Ÿ“ฑ We retraced my steps, starting from the majestic peacocks, whose feathers shimmered like rainbows. No luck there, as they were just busy showing off their beauty. ๐Ÿฆš

Next up, we said hello to the lions. ๐Ÿฆ They were a majestic bunch, but they were innocent of wallet thievery. Then, we swung by the chimp and monkey area, ๐Ÿ’ where I had met Sia and Karan, the hilarious langurs. They seemed innocent too, although Karan seemed a bit grumpy. But looks can be deceiving! ๐Ÿฆง

With each enclosure we visited, Layla and I were getting no closer to unraveling the mystery. We met Mira, the friendly elephant, ๐Ÿ˜ and even Baba the bear, who shared tales of his circus days. ๐Ÿป But my wallet was nowhere to be found. ๐Ÿ‘

Panic set in, and I was ready to confront all the animals, accusing them left and right. But Layla, the wise pup, had a better plan. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ญ

She suggested I go to each animal I had met and tell them that I had a winning lottery ticket inside my wallet. The prize? ๐Ÿ† Free ice creams for the whole summer! ๐Ÿฆ What a genius idea! And you know what? It worked like a charm. ๐Ÿงฟ

Turns out, Sia, the cheeky monkey, ๐Ÿ’ couldn't resist the thought of endless ice cream. ๐Ÿฆ As soon as she heard about the prize, she pulled out my wallet. ๐Ÿ‘ She had taken my wallet as a prank she told me. Can you believe it? But Layla's trick forced her to confess her mischievous act. I gave her a good scolding and told her to stop playing such naughty tricks. ๐Ÿ˜ค

Phew! Mystery solved! With my wallet back in my possession, I continued my grand adventure. I spent the night in the zoo with Mira, the incredible working elephant. ๐Ÿ˜ She shared her tales of the Mysore Dasara procession. Remember Dasara? Itโ€™s the festival of lamps and diyas usually coming around October. ๐Ÿช”

Mira had trained for years to be part of the grand procession, carrying her mahout and wearing beautiful ornaments. ๐Ÿ“ฟ But now she happily resides in the zoo, enjoying her retirement and munching on bananas all day. What a life! ๐ŸŒ

As I wrap up this thrilling tale, my tummy rumbles with excitement. ๐Ÿคฉ I can't wait to visit the Mysore Palace and indulge in some scrumptious Mysore masala dosa. Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Thanks for joining me on this wild ride, my fellow explorers. Stay tuned to my next journal entry. Woof-tastic adventures await!

If you have any ideas or want to share your own amazing adventures, feel free to write to us at Until next time, keep wagging those tails and exploring the world around you!

Paws and love,



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