From a 1938 WPA poster for the Brookfield Zoo.
James Tate’s poem “Zebras Anything” appeared in our Fall 1975 issue.
I wish somebody would give me a couple of live panda bears. After all these years I deserve them. Yesterday I nearly went insane
searching for a toucan: “No toucans!” everywhere I went. One son-of-a-bitch even went so far as to say: “Toucans are filthy,
disgusting birds, terrible pets; and on the endangered list besides.”And I said, then I’ll take the last one, I’ll be responsible; my pets
don’t have to bow and scrape to me. We are equals, this I believe, so give me the pandas.
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