Zoos The zoo visit was depressing; a solitary silver-haired Macaque with no mate or friends. Spotted antelope ankle-deep in seasonal hoof-rotting mud. A lion and lioness in an enclosure a fraction the size of their natural habitat. Despondent tapirs, staring weary-eyed through glass screens as though we were the exhibits. Then the butterfly house, claustrophobic humidity but breathtaking beauty, a salve for the soul. That's better!