A keeper in the Australian section was in the kitchen preparing diets when a visitor poked her head in. The woman had observed one of the brush-tailed possums leaping out of one of the exhibits and into another, something that they did regularly. “Did you know that one of your animals is loose?” she asked.
Without missing a beat, and with a perfectly straight face, the keeper replied, “Of course. Why do you think I’m hiding in here?”
After a moment the keeper told the woman that she was kidding and went out to check on the situation.