Yesterday the sun was out (it was cold, but at least clear), so we went to Woodland Park Zoo. Lots of very interesting animals, including this Firefox (red Panda). And he is squatting no more that 15 miles from the offices of the Internet Explorer team! What fuzzy little nerve he has.
Most interesting were the apes – Orangutans and gorillas. Watching them for a little while really was uncanny. Anyone who doubts a very close relationship between us and these animals has not really watched them for very long. We saw an orangutan create a tool out of a branch to try and reach for a plant behind a wire mesh, and then another one covering himself up with an old burlap bag (I am guessing to protect himself from the cold, because he was hunched up in a corner). Very interesting, and the zoo has great viewing facilities. The only animals we failed to see was the Tapirs. Ah well, will have to go back.