Now, this isn't a lesson in animals, so I'm just going to share what I saw.
I saw aoudads.
I shared this photo on Instagram. I captioned it, "como se llama, a story of llamas in love; coming to a theatre near you. best rom-com, i'm sorry, llam-com ever." I'm freakin' clever sometimes. I'm kidding but I mean, look at that shot! They look like they're about to kiss and their eyes are closed!!
that pictionary scene in Family Guy - "Jackal! Jackal! It looks like a jackal! It's a jackal! Jackal!" I hope that helps you empathize with my annoyance.
Mount Rushmore was more smiley and cuter though. After this guy, I hightailed it back to the main area of the zoo and ended up skipping a bunch of animals - like the camel and bison - because it was starting to drizzle. Normally, I'm not averse to rain but it rains in North Dakota and I was worried that it was rain and not just rain because I was wearing flip flops and I wanted to get the heck out of there before I slipped and fell in the mud and gushing floodwaters.
So that was my trip to the zoo. I should probably go to the Bronx Zoo and do a proper animal lovers' trip soon, huh? But this was a good one too.