(Thank you, mstickmanp, for suggesting that I join ZooChat. - I'm sorry I incorrectly identified your username earlier!) I am looking forward to reading what everyone has to say about zoos, and participating in some of the discussions, too. I am especially interested in the debate over whether or not elephants should be exhibited in zoos. (I think they should be in all zoos, especially all the well-known, larger ones.) I love all zoos. But as a child, the National Zoo in Washington, DC was my favorite zoo for many years. And, since 1969, the Philadelphia Zoo has been my all time, number one favorite. Have a good day, everyone!