Indy Zoo Revue #7: Last Call for Critters

Giraffe Head!

To their credit, giraffes sound absolutely nothing like David Schwimmer in person.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

In June my wife and I took my mom for a walk around the premises of our own Indianapolis Zoo to check out the current residents and the architectural upgrades on a sunny but not-so-sweltering Saturday. In this very special miniseries, we’ll take a look at the beasts and critters who welcomed us and hundreds of other families along the way.

In today’s chapter: one last miscellaneous mammalian menagerie — all the remaining animals that caught our eyes and got caught on camera just right.

Elephant crowd!

Several African elephants loitered as far away from visitors as possible in the distant corners of their area, but Anne found a few crowding together a bit more accessibly.

Red panda sleepy!

This red panda is probably more entertaining once it’s had its seventh nap of the day.

Giraffe Feeding!

Giraffes don’t care who’s watching and don’t care if you think it’s rude for others to eat in front of you.


Based on our past zoo photos, I don’t think these two white rhinos have moved or even blinked since the Zoo relocated here in 1988.


Wildebeest gotta wildebeest.


One cheetah stalks its enclosure in search of intruders…

Cheetah Naptime!

…while its peers give it some vicious side-eye from their shady picnic spot.


In every zoo we’ve ever visited, zebras never run, never frolic, never do cool tricks, and never offer rides like ponies. It’s like they’re not even trying to zoo.

Meerkat Aback!

One of my all-time greatest zoo experiences was that time zookeepers in Colorado let me serve lunch to meerkats. So I get sentimental around them even when they seem aghast at all the attention.

Meerkat of the Hill!

This meerkat, on the other hand, demands you commence Instagramming NOW NOW NOW.

Meerkats After Dark!

Midlife Crisis Crossover: your #1 internet stop for hot weird meerkat porn.

To be concluded! Other chapters in this miniseries:

Part 1: Lions and Tigers and Bears!
Part 2: The Birds!
Part 3: Reluctant Monkeys
Part 4: The Birds II: Budgie & Lorie
Part 5: Everybody in the Water
Part 6: A Cold-Blooded Cache
Part 8: Habitats & Handicraft

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