Where are the lions? Where are the bears?
Where are the zebras and pigs?
Where is the seven foot boa constrictor?
Where is the badger who digs?
Where are the meerkats? Where’s the okapi?
Where are the friendly giraffes?
Where is that funny old bird from Australia
Who hides in the treetops and laughs?
Where is the gift shop? Where are the snacks?
Where are the goats you can pet?
How come I’ve been here an hour already
And haven’t seen animals yet?
And why does that banner say “Back to School Sale”?
And who is this mob shoving through?
And why does my dad keep on rubbing his forehead
And crying out, “Lord, what a zoo!”