After two weeks of the busy spring break season, I have come up with the following helpful list for zoo visitors.
Be kind to your local zookeeper! Please:
1. Do not tap on the glass. No, actually it doesn't bother the animals, but it drives us CRAZY. And cleaning your fingerprints off the glass is the least rewarding part of this profession.
2. Remember that you are the ten thousandth person this weekend to ask me where the bathrooms are. I'm answering as patiently as humanly possible under the circumstances.
3. If I am holding a snake in my bare hands and talking to people in the public hallway, ask me if the snake is venomous. I need a good laugh.