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oh, ethyl — we hardly knew ye so well

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

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i love going to the petting zoo, and — according to gowalla, and foursquare before that — we’ve been to the “kid’s farm” roughly two dozen times since early May.we go because i love that sparklet enjoys going to a “farm,” even if it is a fake farm with fru-fru animals like Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys and Anglo-Nubian Goats. that, and it’s only a couple blocks away so we go all the time.

today, however, we noticed someone was missing — Ethyl, one of two Nigerian Dwarf Goats. (fwiw, the other is named Lucy … in a fit of “I Love Lucy” hilarity.)

we asked one of the zoo keepers (who was really quite worked up about it) about what happened and she said Ethyl passed away earlier in the week after some time in the Zoo’s hospital.

now, sparklet’s obviously too young to know any better … but before we lose any more Zoo friends, we decided to do a “guestbook” of those we see the most:

ECPA20100719_4121 by [ecpark]
Pat
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
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Giuseppe
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
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George
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
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Flash
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
ECPA20100719_4092 by [ecpark]
Tulip
Holstein Cow
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Rose
Polled Hereford Cow
ECPA20100719_4140 by [ecpark]
Mortimer
San Clemente Island Goat
ECPA20100719_4102 by [ecpark]
Iris
Anglo-Nubian Goat
ECPA20100719_4104 by [ecpark]
Lucky
Anglo-Nubian Goat
ECPA20100719_4137 by [ecpark]
Marla
San Clemente Island Goat
ECPA20100719_4138 by [ecpark]
Lucy
Nigerian Dwarf Goat
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Cirrus
Alpaca
ECPA20100719_4090 by [ecpark]
Orion
Alpaca
ECPA20100719_4080 by [ecpark]
Ziggy
Alpaca
See All the Photos on Flickr:
kids farm, national zoo, washington, dc

sparklet:

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