December 30, 2006
I meant to go to the zoo this summer. I meant to go to the zoo this fall. I didn’t and here it is winter already but the zoo is still open, so I went. The polar bears were snoozing (for them, it was a nice warm afternoon–40 Fahrenheit) and most of the kangaroos had retreated to their heated barn and only one capybara was on exhibit, but there was still plenty to see, including many peacocks strutting about and perching on fences and invading various exhibits. The guy above had staked his claim to part of the Arctic Ring of Life.