Inspired by videos of zoo animals in snow.
It’s snowing in Portland; the zoo had a day
Showing the seals and the red pandas play
Let’s gawk at the otters and laugh at the bears
Forgetting our troubles as they forget theirs
It’s not just kids who find joy and delight
Leaving their prints on a blanket of white;
For a couple more minutes let’s let it all go
Watching a polar bear roll in the snow.
The cheetah is pacing with snow in her fur
She pays it no mind; it’s not chilly for her
From a snow curtained fir tree, the cougar will pounce
The tigers play chase games and frolic and flounce.
The otters are sliding downhill in a trice
Each whisker is tipped with a droplet of ice
The elephant’s flapping her ears in the breeze
She runs through the snow as it foams round her knees
The hippo is eating a snowman she found.
Flamingos are squawking and flapping around,
Hyenas in snow are remarkably keen;
And penguins are craning to see and be seen.