At the zoo

A zoo was getting a new wildebeest, but the animal arrived earlier than expected, before its cage was ready. The crew that was supposed to lay the floor tiles was due to arrive the following day, but for the moment, all the tiles were stacked in a corner of the cage.

Still, there was no place else to put the wildebeest, so into the cage it went. The zookeeper gave it some supper and plenty of fresh water, and left it there for the night.

When he returned the next morning to see how the wildebeest was doing, the zookeeper was astonished to see that all the floor tiles had been neatly laid. The cage was still locked, and the zookeeper had the only key. He called the veterinarian and told him what had happened. The veterinarian came and examined the wildebeest and, finding it to be perfectly healthy and normal, concluded that it was just a typical gnu, and tiler, too.

10 Responses to At the zoo

  1. Thomas says:

    I grant you one pun, but nix on more. 🙂

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  2. Great payoff at the end. Thanks for sharing. And, yes, I’m old enough to remember being taught this bit of history that I still don’t understand.

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  3. No ‘like’ for that! You owe me 2 minutes back! 😉

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