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Weaselbeavers - Walrus Cloudy
...now it's clear
So today, we went to the zoo. I'm sure one bof or the other will post a detailed entry about it, so I won't bore you with details of staring at the orangutan or how the lemur had a freakishly-long tail.

We did, however, see an agouti. The sign naming it, though, was on the other side of the cage (apparently we came around from the back) and Bill promptly named it a "weaselbeaver thingy." Okay, perhaps an accurate description from its appearance, but still.

Later on, we passed the gorilla exhibit. One gorilla was eating shoots and leaves, the other was laying on its back sunning itself and relaxing. The one relaxing would occasionally reach up and scratch his chest. After a moment, a young boy and his father walked by, and just about at that moment, the gorilla's hand moved. The little boy said, "Look, daddy, he's scratching his tummy." All three of us turned to look, but the gorilla wasn't scratching his tummy. He was scratching a bit lower... actually, the 500-pound gorilla was beating off. The boy's father (according to bofs) was painfully embarassed, and practically fled the exhibit, dragging his son along. That's nature.

We also saw the lions, but no tigers or bears. Oh, my. There was a baby rhino, some baboonses, and two very large hungry, hungry hippos. We also saw a cheeta, lots of birds, and the baby orangutan. After we walked through just about the whole place, we went and saw an IMAX film, Space Station. The IMAX theater will be showing Spider Man 2 in IMAX format starting this weekend, and Mat and I might go see it.

It was a good day.

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