It’s A Zoo Out There


I went to the Detroit Zoo a while ago with my lovely wife and daughter.  I have to say, this is an exceptional zoo.  The Arctic exhibit is excellent; with tunnels that go under water so you can see the polar bears, ahem, from underneath.  On our visit, we got seals which were neat.  But I think the exhibit would be more exciting if they mixed the 2.

Though the caged animals were interesting, the real show came from my fellow zoo patrons.  I’m no Schwarzenegger but MY GOD, have you gotten a load of the average American lately?  I don’t think tank tops and spandex capris were invented for bodies measuring 5′ 4″, 250 pounds but call me crazy.

To make matters better, these uncaged humans can talk.  While we observed the wild ape exhibit, their evolved adult counterparts joined us at the fence with this tremendous insight for their progeny.

“You see them ditches?  They for the monkeys, so they can’t get out.”

We are doomed.

There was one major upside from our adventure, we came up with the next hit reality show – sit on the zoo benches, I’m sure any zoo will do, with hidden cameras recording our fellow man.  Maybe release a tiger here and there to spice it up.  But I’m confident the commentary we could produce during this epic people watching excursion would be more than enough.  If Discovery can do a show called Naked and Afraid,  why not? You saw it here first.

photo credit: ucumari via photopin cc

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