Zoo visitor: What's the new
baby hippo's
name? Hippopotamus keeper: I don't know, he won't tell
You don't see many reindeer in zoos, do
No. They can't afford the admission.
A father and his small son were standing in front

of the tiger's cage at the zoo. Father was explaining how
and strong tigers are, and junior was taking it all in with a
expression. Dad," the boy said finally, "if the tiger got out
of his
cage and ate you up ..."
"Yes, son?" the father said
expectantly. "What bus should I take
home?" the boy finished.
Zoo Keeper:"I've lost one of my

Other Zoo Keeper:"Why don't you put an advert in the paper?"
Keeper:"Don't be silly, he can't read!"
What did the zoo keeper say when he saw four
elephants walking over the
hill towards him wearing
Nothing, he didn't recognize them!
Little Jordan wanted to go to the zoo and pestered
parents, Al and
Elaine, for days. Finally Elaine talked
Jordan's reluctant
father into taking him. And so Jordan and Al got
into the car and

"So how was it?" Elaine asked when
they returned home.

"Great," Little Jordan replied.

"Did you
and your father have a good time?" asked Elaine.

"Yeah, Daddy
especially liked it," exclaimed Jordan, excitedly,
"especially when
one of the animals came racing home at 30 to
the difference between a Northern zoo
and a Southern zoo?
In a Northern zoo you have the name of the
animal and the Latin name
underneath. In a Southern zoo you haven the
name of the animal and a
recipe underneath.
FRED: Did I ever tell you about the time I came

face to face with a very fierce gorilla?

BERT: No, what

FRED: Well, I stood there, without a gun . . . The gorilla
looked at me
and snarled and roared and beat his chest. Then it came
closer and
closer . . .

BERT: What did you do?

Oh, I'd had enough, so I moved on to the next cage.
When an ape visits his tailor, what kind of a

suit does he order?
A zoo-t suit!
did the Hollywood producer say to the
Apes in the zoo when they refused
to sign contracts to appear in his
new film?
Stop playing it cagey!
A Scotsman paying his first
visit to a zoo
stopped by one of the cages
"An' whut animal would that be ?" he asked
the keeper.
"Thats a moose from Canada", came the reply.
"A moose
!!", exclaimed the Scotsman. "Hoots, mon, if that's a
moose then
they must ha' rats the size of elephants over there !"
Caller: Finally! I got through! I've been trying
to call the zoo for
Zookeeper: Yes, all our lions were
Two young nuns having just been ordained were on a

holiday in New York City and were standing in front of the gorilla
at the Bronx Zoo. The gorilla took one look at this beautiful
nun, bent the bars, lept to the ground and kissed her. Then
he went back
into his cage, straightened the bars and resumed
thumping on his massive
chest. The nouns met again a week later and one
of the nouns asked her
friend,"I have one question.Did he sent
An enterprising mayor of the city of
Quebec, a community south of Montreal, established a municipal zoo

that has become a significant tourist attraction. It has also given rise

to many unusual events.
Last September one of the star
attractions, Arnold, an Indonesian ape,
escaped to the dismay of the zoo
director. The matter was a serious one
because the members of the
staff of the zoo, while expert at caring for
animals, had no
experience whatsoever in rounding them up or capturing

The zoo
director appealed to the office of the mayor for help and the

secretary to the mayor asked, "Have you looked in the yellow pages"?
director said he hadn't, but would, immediately.

To his
surprise, under "animal capturing service" he found a listing
for the
Acme Ape Apprehenders. He called them immediately.

Within 20
minutes, a panel truck arrived at the admin office of the zoo
a small man emerged and rushed to the director who was waiting at

the door.

"Is there a wooded area in the vicinity?", the
little man asked. The
director said there was, within one half mile from
the zoo. "Hop in
the truck", the little man said. The director did
and they drove off.

Minutes later they arrived at a small grove
and immediately spotted
Arnold on a branch about 25 feet above the

The two men got out, went to the back of the truck and
the little man
opened the door. An excited little dog jumped out
and began running
around in circles.

The little man reached
into the truck and took out a suitcase, which he
opened. In the
suitcase were a pair of handcuffs, which he handed to
the zoo director,
a sawed off shotgun, which he leaned against the trunk
of the tree,
and a baseball bat.

"Now," the little man said, "I'm going up
into the tree with the
baseball bat, and I'm going to knoc
k the ape out of the tree. The
instant the ape hits the ground the
dog, well trained, will bite the ape by
the crotch and chomp-down
with his jaws. The ape will, instantly and
instinctively, grab at
his crotch with both hands due to the pain, and you
snap the
handcuffs on and we've got him.

The zoo director, pointing to the
shotgun leaning against the tree,
said "I'm not too sure about this --
what's the gun for?"

The little man said, "Look, I'm an
expert. I know what I'm doing and
things will go just fine, after all,
I have the baseball bat. I know my
job and it'll never happen but
if the ape should, by any chance, knock
ME out of the tree, SHOOT
Sauer and Tolbert went to the zoo and watched in
awe as a lion let
loose with a spine-tingling roar.

get out of here!" said Sauer.

"Go on, if'n you want to," said
the other redneck. "But Ah'm
stayin' for the whole movie!"
"Hey, Pop," pleaded Angelo, "can I go to the zoo
to see the monkeys?"

"What's the matter with you?" asked his

"Why would you wanna go see the monkeys when your Aunt
Maud is
My wife asked me to take her to the zoo the other
day. I
said, "If you want people to see you they can come here and
Starting his new job at the zoo, the eager young
zoo keeper
asked the Head keeper what he should do for his first task.
"Go and
clean out the aquarium" he was told.
Arriving at the aquarium, he
discovered that all the fish were dead. He
rushed back to the head
keeper and asked what he should do. "Throw
them to the lions" said
the head keeper, "the lions will eat anything".
So the young keeper
returned to the aquarium, picked up all the dead
fish and threw
them into the lion's cage. That done, he returned and
asked what he
should do now.
He was instructed to go and clean out the ape house.
Off he went and
started cleaning. He was shocked to discover dead
chimpanzees in the
cage, and rushed back for instructions. "Dont
worry" said the head
keeper, "just throw them to the lions, the lions
will eat anything". So the
young man returns to the ape house
and throws the dead animals into the
lions cage.
again for instructions, he is told to go along and help clean
up the
insect house. Busy cleaning out one off the exotic hives, he
that all the bees have died.
"I know what to do", he thinks to
himself "I'll throw them all to
the lions, as the lions will eat
anything", whereupon he brushes them
all up and throws them into the
lion cage. The next day, the zoo obtains
a new lioness. The lioness is
walking around the new cage for the first
time, and starts asking
the other lions what things are like here.
"Hows the
accommodation?", she asks. "Fine" comes the reply from one
lion. "And whats the
food like?" she asks.
"Not bad" replies another, "yesterday, we had
fish, chimps and mushy
A father and his small son were standing in front
of the tiger's
cage at the zoo.

Father was explaining how
ferocious and strong tigers are and junior
was taking it all in
with a serious expression.

Dad," the boy said finally, "if the
tiger got out of his cage and ate
you up ..."

"Yes, son?" the
father said expectantly.

"What bus should I take home?" the boy
Crist family worked at a zoo. Each year
they predicted the general luck and
overall mood of the year by
watching the the gnu. If the gnu's ears
were forward, that meant a
successful, joyous year was almost certain to
happen. But if his ears
were laid back flat against his head, it meant
that an unlucky or
very unhappy year was sure to come. One year it was
young Mary's
turn to "survey" the animal and come up with the
prediction. It was
her first time solo, and in her excitement, she forgot to
take the
key to the cage. She was late in coming to check on the gnu.
she saw the wrong ear position and predicted a bad year, when in
it was quite good. To explain the error, the local newspaper ran

the following headline a year later: MARY CRIST MISSES AN HAPPY GNU'S