Anybody else remember the New Zoo Revue from the '70s? Sigh.
Anyway...my husband, stepdaughter and I took a trip to the National Zoo this past weekend...along with about 1.5 million other people. Seriously.
Some things we learned at the Zoo:
- Cheetahs only eat prey 90 pounds or less...i.e. children vs. adults. No wonder so many adults bring their kids to the zoo.
- Maned Wolves have really really smelly pee. I think that there may also be a Maned Wolf living behind the dumpster at the movie theater across the street from our apartment because I smelled a similar odor on my walk the other day.
- Orangutans like to eat soap bubbles and then spit them out and then re-eat them over and over...similar to what many children do in the bathtub. The louder people gasp and "eww" the more fun the orangutan has with this activity.
- Golden Lion Tamarins are really really adorable and I want one for a pet. So bad.
- People will stand for hours in large groups in hopes of glimpsing a Giant Panda. The Giant Panda will hide for hours and hours and laugh mockingly at the humans.
- You can take a child to the National Zoo where they will see a variety of exotic and unusual animals, but they will be most enchanted by the local chipmunk running amok in the park's landscaping.
- When a stranger's child points at a donkey and says "Daddy"...it is not ok to laugh out loud and say "Meh, same difference". The stranger's child's parents (and your own husband) will not find this amusing.