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Saturday, November 25, 2006
A Trip to the Zoo - Rated R
So, we decided to take the kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo yesterday to see the new Polar Bear exhibit that opened this week. Apparently, so did the rest of the population of Western PA - it was PACKED with kids, strollers, parents, and grandparents. Granted, it was a beautiful, sunny, mid fifties day - nearly unheard of this time of year - so it was a great day to be out enjoying "wildlife".

We saw all the usual suspects: apes, rhinos, zeebras, tigers, a wonderful orangutan mother and her brand new bay, and this rather elegant looking lion.

As we moved through the park and towards the bear enclosures, we rounded the corner and found that grownups were pushing the strollers rather quickly past the next exhibit, while other adults were standing there giggling and taking photos. It was the Spectacled Bear, making a spectacle of himself by sitting in the sunshine, front and center of his compound and pleasuring himself with great dedication and intent. He was oblivious to everyone and everything else.

It's too bad I didn't have video of this, because his head movements were, how shall I say? "Purposeful".

We sped the kids past him and went to see the polar bears, which weren't nearly as entertaining.
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