I am not a huge fan of zoos but Basel’s offering is one of the better ones and Android convinced me that it would be worth a day trip. Having spent many a summer semester afternoon there during my teaching days, I wasn’t convinced that it would be the ideal way to relax of an afternoon and, in part, I was right! The frantic feel of the inside enclosures was more than made up for though by the time spent observing the fantastically zany zebras who, of late, I consider to be my Spirit Animal! Yes, I admit it, I have gone even more hippie in my forties it has to be said!
Visionary spirits of tail-swishing sight
Your stripy coats fresh and amazing
At home both in darkness and in your light
There’s nothing your free souls is phasing
Striking and dashing and almost unreal
Your markings are…
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