The Animals

The Story

Have you ever taken a child to the zoo and had to explain why the animals were not as active as they expected? That’s what happened to Renee’s father when he took his daughter to New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo.

“The lions were lazy.
The snakes just snored.
The dolphins were drowsy.
The boars were… a bore.”

To satisfy her curiosity about what makes the animals so sleepy, Renee’s father makes up an elaborate story about all the music and festivities that keep the animals up all night. He tells her all about how…

“The hippos hip hop.
The flamingos flamenco.
The rhinos rock out.
The tarantulas tango.”

In the end, Renee calls her dad’s bluff… or could he be right?