One of these pictures doesn’t belong. Can you tell which one it is?
The misfit picture was taken in Africa, but to the untrained eye it may be harder to spot than it seems. Why? Because today we went to the Singapore Zoo, hands down the best zoo in the city/country known as Singapore.
Zhou and I were both a bit leery of visiting a zoo after touring the Masai Mara and Serengeti in Africa. It felt like we were being demoted from hanging with Albert Pujols in the Big Leagues to Chuck Knoblauch in Single A. Upon arrival though, we were surprised to see that Chuck Knoblauch could still play some ball.
The Singapore Zoo feels less like a zoo of confined animals and more like a meet-and-greet with orangutans, pygmy hippos, penguins and kangaroos, among other domesticated wild animals. We attended three fun, free shows in the morning and followed the afternoon feeding trail where we watched pampered tigers, lions and polar bears dine on big slabs of raw meat thrown at their feet. (Just as my family’s own cats would never survive on their own, neither would these “Kings of the Jungle Gym.”)
Because I feel a little bad about taking up three minutes of your day with pictures from a zoo, I’ll cut the post short here, but if it helps please think about it as a foreign tropical paradise that you’ll probably never visit since not many people really go to Singapore.
[The correct answer to the question above is: Picture 6, the one of the cheetahs.]
Thought of the Day: I would like to start a hotel in Vegas where room rates fluctuate inversely with the performance of the Dow on the following day. I don’t know how this would work (other than the hotel would have a bunch of money invested in the DJI), but I think it would be fun.
Picture of the Day: Zhou pulled a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” so she could take a look at Mr. Turtle’s recurring toothache.