The night life in the zoo is pretty tame. It's amazing how peaceful the animals get. The lions lie on their sides under the star-filled sky and bathe in the moonlight while tropical birds flutter their wings in branches ofo trees as they watch the night go by. I hear the crickets, monkies in their cage, birds and occassionally the rapping of claws against cages by leopards or tigers. Their cages seem too large of an area to even be considered a cage. At night it is all too evident that the animals are contained by a play pen. Tonight I caught myself off-guard when two cheetahs began a wild chase game in their living quarters. They ran and ran at remarkably high speeds and it seemed as though they had no confinement. They rolled over each other, paws on paws, when caught and their sense of fun lavished the night.