Look at the striped horses, kids!

June 5, 2008

zebras-3-180.jpgBlog Guy, I’d like to take my kids on a nice safari to photograph animals. Any suggestions?

Yep, I just got back from Zebra Land. As you can see from my photos, exotic animals run wild.

Wait a minute. All of them are standing on green bases. They’re not real, are they?

Hmmm. They did stand very still, and they wouldn’t take food out of our hands…

As I suspected. Did you have to go on a long jeep ride to find them?

Nah, we rode a motor scooter up a city street. Four blocks, maybe.

Don’t you get tired of giving bad advice?

Well, you can’t get a leopard to change its stripes….


Hundreds of zebra statues at a shrine in Bangkok, June 4, 2008. Many Thais believe the zebra is the favorite animal of the deity that resides in the shrine. REUTERS/ Chaiwat Subprasom

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Well, you have to appreciate the practical advantages here. Have you ever had to clean up after horses in any number? That’s a lot of zebras in the picture there!

There was a kids’ movie a few years ago called Racing Stripes, and a racing zebra. Clearly, the producers are looking to generate interest in a sequel.

Does anyone know the name or location of this shrine? I’ll be in Bangkok next week and would love to go there.

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