We’re goin’ to the zoo-zoo-zoo, How about you-you-you

You can come too-too-too, We’re goin’ to the zoo-zoo-zoo…

Kidlet had an appointment mid-day, and I promised to pick her up.   In the meantime, I wandered over to the park and into the zoo.

It was pretty quiet, children were still in school, or just out and home for lunch or rest-time.

The carousel outside the zoo gates was still.

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Once I came inside,  I encountered birds wandering or wading or tending to their feathers.

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There was a whole flock of white and brown birds in one area, and with them one lone flashy type over by the fence…  I wonder if the others play with it, or if it must keep to itself…

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At one point kidlet joined me, and we wandered together.

In the midday heat many of the animals were sleeping.  I tried not to bother them, but couldn’t resist snapping a few napping creatures.

Like this magnificent white tiger

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The leopard was half awake / half asleep but gave me a drowsy look before flopping back down to snooze…

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The karakal was curled up in a corner.

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One lioness was eating…something kind of bloody, don’t know what.  The other was watching warily.

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Even most of the snakes were taking naps.

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The meerkats were wide awake, and fighting over food/bugs.  And planning strategy…

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Except for this one, playing king of the hill

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The bears were funny.  They had all been for a swim, and some were resting.  One sat and made funny faces at us as we talked to it.

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Another was tired and needed something to prop itself up.

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We didn’t go into the petting zoo section, although this little one tried to persuade us otherwise.

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Whatever your feelings and opinions about zoos, and I’m not even going to go there right now, we can all admire and respect the wide variety of the animal kingdom…

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One Response to “We’re goin’ to the zoo-zoo-zoo, How about you-you-you”

  1. feelgoodknitting Says:

    While some zoos are certainly of questionable quality, you can’t beat the educational value. I love well-run zoos!

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