National Zoo, Washington DC - 10/24/04
This was a sign over the urinal in the zoo bathroom. If you can't read it, it gives fun facts about how lobsters communicate by spraying urine on each other. It's good to know the National Zoo has a warped sense of humor.
This is an emu. I'm sure emus do amazing things, but this one mostly walked back and forth, and got scared every time it heard the camera click.
The woman in the photo is a zoo caretaker; she explained to me that this is, in fact, a baby elephant. Not sure the exact age, but you can see it's about as tall as her. It's an Asian elephant, which can grow to abotu twice the size it is now.
Giraffe. But you knew that.