....in penguins, that is.
Personally, I can't think of anything I'd like to see more than a penguin waddling around freely in a zoo, but I suppose it's unsafe and stressful for them. And, bless their hearts, they're still smarter than this kid.
The author here gets bonus points for masterful use of understatement:
"On Aug. 12, a female cheetah climbed up a wall in the River's Edge area and leaped out of her pen. She startled some visitors before Zoo workers herded her back to her enclosure. "
"Startled," you say. To me, "startled" is the sensation you feel when someone appears before you unexpectedly, or when you accidently miss the bottom step going down the basement. A loose cheetah would conjure up sensations more emphatic than "startled," I would imagine.Posted by kswygert at August 20, 2003 03:38 PM