I miss going to the Zoo. I understand that most of the animals were rescued from death in the wild, or are endangered so they need humans to make sure they don’t get wiped out by other humans, but as a kid I couldn’t give two shits about where the animals came from. They were incredible, magical even, and they were almost in petting range.
Apparently it’s time for another visit to the LA Zoo next month, because at the end of this month a super cool carousel is being installed. Instead of frilly, stupid looking horses, it has endangered animals, including a tapir, honey bee, dung beetle, and a panda. What a great idea! It also has a praying mantis, which, frankly, yikes, no thank you, but A+ for creativity.