Two men at the zoo

By: usermattw

Apr 24 2013

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Category: Men, Pairs


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What it is:

Photo measuring 4.5 x 2.75 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


I once saw a woman in a leopard skin coat walk into the cat house at a zoo, and I wondered if the leopards noticed or cared.  I’m sure that, in general, the animals don’t mind what visitors are wearing, but obviously the people do.  This photo was from a time when you wore a suit and hat even to the zoo.  I don’t know what animal these men are looking at, but at least it seems to be a relatively large, open-air enclosure, as humane as such things ever are.

6 comments on “Two men at the zoo”

  1. I love this picture! re: animal: polar bears?
    Did I never tell you the story of the time I wore a (fake) snow-leopard-patterned coat to the San Francisco Zoo, and the snow leopards saw me and freaked out? My companion theorized that they were trying to find out how I escaped. Their enclosure was much nicer than this one, though, with natural ground and a bendable chain link fence that was more like a tent. You can see it a little bit in the background here (but mainly just SNOW LEOPARD!):

    • I’m glad you like the photo! Your story does ring a bell, now that you mention it, but I’m not sure. That must have been a weird feeling to have them react to your coat like that. And the leopard in that photo you linked is gorgeous. Yes, I was thinking along the lines of polar bear for the picture above. I do have a picture of a polar bear in my collection, but it’s not related to this.

  2. This reminded me of when we would take you to the Pittsburgh Zoo as a young child. Your favorite animal was the hippopotamus. You would stare, mesmerized by the hippo, as long as you were permitted to stand there.

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