Day 20, 8:46pm. At least I think it's Day 20... I haven't been keeping track. It's better not to think about such things, just take each day as it comes until there are no more days left.
Today was a breath of fresh air, they took us on an outing to the Zoo! Was incredible, I haven't been since I was a kid. Kinda wish I could have gone with someone special instead of my fellow subjects, but it was still great to see the animals.
I get in two minds about the Zoo. I love animals and love seeing them, but the cages bother me. There are a lot of mixed emotions. One of the amimals, a serval (member of the cat family), was pacing it's enclosure endlessly, looking distressed. I emphasize with them.
Pics of pink flamingo or gtfo? Ok:
This feller has been at the Zoo since 1936! In October, 2008, four teenagers entered his enclosure and bashed him nearly to death:
. There was a massive public outrage at this, and rightfully so. Pretty disgusting that kids could get their kicks out hurting this defenseless creature; not only was it like 78 years, but it's also half blind. I am happy to say that today, two years since the attack, it seemed to have totally gotten over it. It was friendly and came right up to the fence and pecked at my arm and made strange noises.
This is a White Cheeked Gibbon, and boy was he noisy. Him and his buddies were so loud you could here them a fair ways from their enclosure. It was incredible how fast he could swing from limb to limb, navigating his way through the trees.
The Sumatran Tiger, asleep.
King of the jungle, gazing longingly at...
Couple of giraffes, so weird to have them bend down and look at you with their strange faces.
Wang Wang the Giant Panda. Her and her mate Fumi came from China in 2008, and are the star attraction. Some information about them if anyone's interested:
Then back we went to our enclosure at the hospital.