There were a lot of stupid people at the zoo. And they weren't afraid to voice their stupidity in very loud voices. I spent a fair bit of time checking out the giraffes and I heard a lot of people saying "well it is a small enclosure but they have a very nice view". As if they actually come out every morning, gaze across the harbour and think to themselves – well, doesn't the savannah look wonderful today.
And please people there is no such thing as a koala bear. It's not a bloody bear.
And then there was one of those guys who knows everything. And likes people to know he knows. So I'd seen on the news the night before we went to the zoo that the chimp enclosure had been refurbished. They put these rocks in that have holes in them that the chimps poke sticks in to get out tasty treats to eat. And at toronga they are filled with yoghurt and vegemite (because there's lots of vegemite in trees where they come from). And this guy was telling a crowd of people that the holes were filled with honey. He was telling them all about it. And I was going to keep my mouth shut but I couldn't so I turned to the crowd and said – it's yoghurt and vegemite. Actually now I think about it, yoghurts going to be pretty gross on a hot day stuck in a rock hole.