Monday, June 9, 2008

Yay for you, Memphis Zoo!

Rosa and I moseyed over to the Memphis Zoo this morning.

After a ride on the carousel and a stroll through Primate Canyon, we lollygagged past the butterflies and realized it was HOT out there. I figured we'd spend ten minutes peeping at waterfowl from the shady refuge of the duck pond pavilion, then head home, but I was inexorably drawn to the "Denizens of the Deep South" exhibit by the alluring scent of fresh paint.

As you may recall, we trashed this exhibit in late April. Rosa is not what I would call a fastidious child but even she couldn't wait to get out of that hellhole:

But it looks like someone finally heard our prayer for relief.





They even cleaned the tank and installed a second alligator:

I couldn't find the tragic suicidal bluegill from our last visit, but I suspect that's why this alligator is smiling -- so everyone's a winner in the end!

Kudos, Zoo.


Stacey Greenberg said...

Ah, if only they would heed our "Down with Fence" requests!