This is another photo I meant to post, but failed to do so due to distraction of the parenting kind.
Mid-March we visited the zoo. It was a beautiful day and the smell of varnish filled the air. At the old gift store by the now closed west entrance, two fellows were maintaining the animals of the Conservation Carousel. I felt as though we were getting a backstage look at the running of the zoo. My boys witnessed the human artistic connection to one of their favorite rides. The craftsmen told us that every two years each animal gets a few maintenance touch ups. They were nice enough to submit to a photos.