Reunited, and it feels so good
A pair of Polish donkeys that have spent a decade lovingly ensconced in a Poznan Zoo pen together were reunited today after being forced to spend a week apart.
Some mothers visiting the zoo with their children reportedly were outraged when they caught sight of Napoleon and Antosia mating, and the local women lobbied zoo officials to separate the love-making pair. But the story went national, and people across Poland took up the cause, filling out petitions and calling for the zoo to reunite the longtime couple, who produced six offspring in their decade together.
The zoo caved this week, apologizing in a statement that read, "it was never our intention for any animals to feel uncomfortable because of their natural behaviors."
As an apology, perhaps zoo officials could consider tricking out the couple's pen with the traditional 10-year anniversary gift of tin or aluminum.