This spoon falls under the category of “Not from a REAL Zoo.” I THINK it’s from the Exotic Animal Paradise in Strafford, Missouri (near Springfield). Or rather, the former Exotic Animal Paradise.
Founded in 1971, it closed down in 2006 and all of the animals were auctioned off. It was reborn in 2007 as “Animal Paradise Family Fun Park” and then later, changed its name to “Wild Animal Safari.”
One reviewer said of the new park, “The ‘safari’ (bus tour) is not much fun. Picture 30 other people throwing food out of windows continually while yelling and screaming.”
No, thanks. I’ll pass.