Lincoln Park Zoo.
Our son, whose birthday we were celebrating, told us the red panda was a model for the orange fox creature on the Mozilla Firefox web browser, but he might have been joshing with us. Gullible is my middle name.
Thanks to Greg Hume for this red panda descending a tree, and to Wikipedia for both of these free-use images.
We were also celebrating the 50th birthday of an old friend, and saw many other old friends, as well as new friends, at her surprise party, along with all her siblings. What a joy.
Walked briefly through Printers Row Lit Fest to pick up some metal printer's type--the "5" and the "0"--to help her celebrate.
Ran into Ellen Wade Beals in a shared tent, with her first place medal on display for her anthology Solace! Picked a free contributor's copy of After Hours, but, alas, missed RHINO. If only I had clicked the Big Horn Blog before going, I'd have known they were at Table 122.
But we saw a rhino at the zoo! And a giraffe! And a tiger! And a lion! And apes. And birds. And a beaver. And many endangered, protected species. And a rain forest.
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