Thursday, May 8, 2008

Reba and the Zoo

Reba, the tiger who lived at the Nay Aug Park Zoo in Scranton, has passed away. The people at the zoo say a blood clot caused her death, at the age of 15.

We all know that "zoo" isn't the greatest. So far, no one has been able to draw a connection between Reba's death and the zoo's inadequacies. Having said that, it's time to level that building and either do nothing, or build a real zoo there. In spite of the best intentions of the people involved, it's no place for animals, especially big ones.

Nay Aug Park has come a long way in recent years. Adults and kids seem to really like the tree house. The bridge over the gorge is fantastic, and that part of the park is now much more accessible.

On the other hand, there are consistent litter issues, and it's time for some hard, difficult, and potentially costly decisions when it comes to that zoo.

Harry Truman was born on this day in 1884. There's a guy who knew a lot about making hard decisions.