Monday, April 1, 2013

Pattycake, RIP

I inherited a love of zoos from Dad. I still visit them often and with enthusiasm, but not without mixed emotions. It is difficult seeing the big cats unfree, but on the other hand I know that my own unfree cat seems content. The tiger... not so sure. The chimps always seem angry, neurotic... they should not be in captivity, period, except possibly to preserve the species. Certainly to be on display is beneath their dignity. The gorillas are in some ways the saddest and most opaque. What are they thinking, as they make the rounds of their "habitat" and studiously ignore the crowds of gawking visitors? And they are thinking...

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