“We all remember the bad days – bored crocodiles, listless giraffes, monkeys indulging in recreational activities of an adolescent nature…” | Tripping Along The Ledge

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“We all remember the bad days – bored crocodiles, listless giraffes, monkeys indulging in recreational activities of an adolescent nature…”

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Elephants in the wild spend 70% of their time looking for food. Now, just between you and I, and the readers of the Irish Times, if we gave the entire Phoenix Park to our elephants, but fed them in the one spot, they would just stand there. They wouldn’t move. They’re very careful about expending energy. So we hide the food on them. The elephant is never conditioned to look at his watch and say, it’s seven o’clock, where on earth is my dinner? Read the rest of this article.

February 16th, 2011.

11 Responses to ““We all remember the bad days – bored crocodiles, listless giraffes, monkeys indulging in recreational activities of an adolescent nature…””

  1. Ponyo Says:

    I was in an Indian zoo once that was insane. Most of the monkeys had huge bleeding sores and open wounds on their bodies.
    The Tigers were in tiny bedsit sized rooms while groups of men came by to taunt them and throw stuff at them.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Sounds like the zoo at Westport House.

  3. Ponyo Says:

    Had to look that up, never heard of it. Apparently they now provide “waste water (NEW!)”

  4. JohnP Says:

    Are you going to the zoo for your birthday?Happy Birthday.

  5. Eoin Says:

    Thanks JohnP… how’d you know it was my birthday??

  6. JohnP Says:

    I was at your birthday party a few years ago in Cocoon.what a night…

  7. Eoin Says:

    I’m pretty sure you’re mistaken. I’ve never had a birthday party, let alone a birthday party in Cocoon!

  8. JohnP Says:

    Mistaken or mistakING Eoin?

  9. Eoin Says:

    Is this… someone who’s very fond of shkart cables? And if so what’s with the normal pseudonym?! God be with the days you’d call yourself Willy@wonkaschocolatefactory.com

  10. Ponyo Says:

    Happy just passed birthday Sir

  11. Minerva Says:

    Grade A stuff. I’m unqsuetinobaly in your debt.

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