Sunday, September 21, 2008

Losing our instinct

As I took this photo at the Memphis Zoo I was struck by how far we are removed from our primitive roots.

Cranberry (what an awesome name for a mighty polar bear) weighs in at well over five hundred pounds. Reason says that any mother should be utterly terrified to see her child just inches from such a powerful predator. When you stop and look at it, this picture should be frightening.

But no, Mom was tickled pink to see her child trying to 'pet' the cute polar bear.