In Part 2 of our trip to the Jacksonville Zoo,
We focused on elephants and some other beasts too.
There was one little guy out of only a few
That wanted to perform for all within view.
He wandered a bit closer to see what was new,
Then broadened his ears of a brownish-gray hue
Now at the pond, his tiny trunk withdrew...
Some water for drinking as the heat index grew.
How he stayed cool, I haven't a clue.
His feet appeared hot and as dry as a prune.
His trunk in the water for time number two,
The spectators wondered about all the ballyhoo.
But then! What a treat! Not just hullabaloo!
He made a mud pit and bathed in the brew!
Our excitement now waning and not much to do
We verified that lemurs are lazy. It's true.
But they weren't alone as there wasn't much ado
Since leopards were doing their best to follow suit.
So we found the giraffes at exhibit twenty-two
And watched as they stared at us, saying, "Who are you?"
Sitting for a moment as they chewed on their food,
We agreed they'd be no fun at any time soon.
With the rhyming of this story finally through,
We'll see you next time in Jacksonville Zoo: Part 3.
All photos taken by me with my Canon 6D.