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The Zoo Diaries III — Frances Pauli
Oliver the tortoise is on the loose, and the animals of Rainriver Zoological Gardens are all feeling the repercussions of his escape. The zoo is overrun with eager visitors trying to capture the next amazing animal video, and their careless obsession drives the animal inmates to more extreme behavior, to take risks, to lie, and to dream dark, hungry dreams of something they can only vaguely envision: freedom.
Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 31 March 2023.
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