Friday, September 4, 2009

Kumasi Zoo

I would like to end “Kumasi” by talking fondly about its captive wild animals, but there’s no story in that. There are a few free-shitting Ostriches, slumbering Lions and Hyenas, pitiable Hawks and Vultures, etc. No Kumasianos (did you think I’d miss bringing it up?) flock to the zoo near Kejetia. The real story was this sign at the entrance:



LOL!!!!! So even in the “Close Season” the law refuses to protect the poor Akrantie, also known as Cane Rat or Grass Cutter. Bye bye, Majestic Kumasi! Next time, we might go to see the Asantehene.

12 comments:

  1. Yep...if it is a delicacy to the lawmakers why not?

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  2. Poor akrantie. Always game all year round. They should learn to keep their population down if they want us to cut them a slack.

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  3. I'm not even sure I understand this 'doing' crime sign!;-)

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  4. Thats really funny! And incomprehensible...
    I never saw this sign when I have involuntarily visited the horrendous (?) Kumasi Animal Abuse Center (a.k.a Zoo), I have spent my time laughing at the sign: The animals in the zoo are lovely and friendly. I doubt the starved lions would be very friendly if they met me beyond their cage... Thanks for a nice Kumasi Review! Who needs Lonely Planet, we have Nana Yaw! :)

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  5. This is more like a license to kill all anrantiee!

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  6. Oh, Kiz, it all comes down to copulation and procreation, right? Hmmm!

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  7. Awwww, nice words, Yngvild. Would you believe that in addition to the "lovely and friendly" sign, another sign says "Do not try to feed the animals. They are wild!" Hmm.

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  8. i agree!
    why won't i? i love akrantie all year round.

    i always wish the grass-cutters happy procreation. in fact they should multiply and fill the earth like it is told to men in Genesis!

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