Posted: Jul 15, 2009 9:05 am |
Edited by: SAMBEAUX
Somebody sees one episode of Wild Kingdom (probably while high) and thinks they're Marlon Perkins.
The elephant exhibit was built in '71 and, at the behest of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the concrete trees were added in '91. Further modifications were made to the pool in '06 or '07 (steps to allow the elephants to enter the water) and barriers and a squeeze gate were erected recently to allow the keepers to hold the elephants while they give them shots and probe them and segregate the baby and mother from the adult male, irrespectively. My point is that they're not just leaving the elephants high and dry. Currently, I beleive they plan to expand the exhibit when the rhino kicks it (I'll miss the rhino). But this exhibit doesn't need the overhaul that, say, the hippo (awesome!) exhibit needs and will get when they build the Zambezi River thing. They're trying to fix the zoo one exhibit at a time but it's expensive and they're limited by the space they've got and the people bitching about them using it.
So rip another bong hit and turn up Animal Planet, I want to hear this bit about Tapirs fucking.