This fall, Tian and I took a trip to the zoo in Beijing. Anyone who has been there can tell you that the Beijing zoo, on the whole, leaves a lot to be desired. Many of the habitats are bare, the grounds are dirty, and the metal gates are rusting.
But there are also some bright spots. The pandas and the giraffes are fun to see, and their zoo lifestyle is definitely a cut above the rest. In the giraffe exhibit, guests could buy apples to feed them. It was a ton of fun, not least of all because we got some tongue from the giraffes. Check out these pictures to see how insanely long and muscular they are!