Zoological Gardens and Curiosity Cabinets
An ebony langur (Trachypithecus auratus), photographed July 23th, 2008 at the Bronx zoo. Of all the animals at the zoo people stop to watch primates more than nearly any other group of animals. The monkeys & apes watch the primates on the other side of the barrier, too.
“What’s that animal?”
“It’s like a zebra mixed with a horse!”
“I don’t like it.”
And with that mother and teenage daughter walked off to inspect the red river hogs and gorillas of the Bronx zoo’s Congo exhibit, ignoring the plastic slab explaining that the okapi in front of them is related to giraffes. I’ve seen the same behavior over and over again at numerous zoos and museums; people