Moonwalking Polar Bear

This is not a cheap SEO trick–we really saw this.

Mom and I went to the Louisville Zoo this week. If you know Mom, you know she is all about bears, so the first place we went was the polar bear exhibit. Our goal was to see the baby, Qannik, which we did. I took some video of Qannik playing, but the Louisville Zoo’s collection are better.

Side Note: In perusing the Louisville Zoo’s web site, I just learned some wonderful new words. Brown bears are crepuscular during torpor, did you know that? They are totally crepuscular, being both matutinal and vespertine. End of Side Note.

But what we weren’t expecting, and what nobody else seemed to notice, was this bear doing the moonwalk. I couldn’t get a good angle on him, but here he is. Understand that, while he was doing this, the PA was playing a funky R&B song and this was absolutely in time to it. Coincidence? I’ll never believe that.

We did the whole tour, using the tram sometimes, walking sometimes. We skipped the herpit herpira hissitarium reptile house, even though the tram guy tried to tempt us with tales of a white alligator named King Louie (or possibly King Louis). We were like, “Make like Dorothy Gale: Lions and tigers and bears.”

Wonderful day. 🙂

WRITING PROMPT: What animal would your main character particularly want to see, if he or she went to the zoo, either voluntarily or involuntarily?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Moonwalking Polar Bear

  1. Jane

    September 29, 2011 at 10:23am

    Good eye, Marian! That bear was definitely moonwalking.

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