2019—At the Zoo

“Someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo,” Paul Simon wrote more than fifty years ago. I was reminded of those lyrics from “At the Zoo” Saturday when I visited the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin. I’m not sure what Paul Simon might have been smoking when he wrote the lyrics. I have always been puzzled by several of the references to the zoo animals in the song and although I did witness a rather skeptical orangutan just before seeing the giraffe, I couldn’t really tell whether or not the zoo’s “giraffes are insincere.” But, the zoo was celebrating World Giraffe Day on Saturday, even though the official day to acknowledge the longest necked animal was the day before on the longest day of the year, Friday.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 300mm PF.