Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I went to the High Park Zoo for the first time on Sunday - checked out the reindeer and the peacocks in particular, and the smell brought back pleasant farm memories.

Are the animals happy in the High Park Zoo? This is a question all of us should ask.

Are the animals happy in the High Park Zoo.

 If they are, one can't complain too much. Food, shelter - they've been blessed and provided for and aren't wandering the streets. Not all living things have the privilege of a place to lay their head.

But if they're not? Do they hang in limbo or get the hell out? Return to their origins in search of the elusive place to call home? Should the brain grow sharp and the spirit dim? And would a return to wilderness reverse this, or merely slip into another form of degeneration?

It sure does feel strange being back in (quote-unquote) civilization. And in the meantime, here is a sketch of the kerry-cattle. They had quite the fan-club of flies.

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