You’ll have the best day
At the Western Plains Zoo.
A free-range zoo, set amid acres of Australian bush.
Here you can walk from one place to the next,
Cycle or take a guided tour,
With no Hughesian* concrete and wire cities
Housing animals in depressing cement enclosures.
Instead the animals laze in as close a natural habitat
As can be provided in this harsh brown land.
Their state of mind is best described by the languid way they
Lay about without a care in the world until the next feed time.
The visitor’s challenge is always to find them
Disguised so often among the vegetation.
It’s a lovely day, a zoo to visit
One you’ll be happy to return to.