On principle, I don't like the zoo. I find it cruel to lock up animals. The Baghdad Zoo was certainly no exception. One of our drivers invited my team mate Max, our translator and I to the zoo for the last day of Eid Al-Fitr, the Ramadan feast. Unfortunately, our driver's car broke down on the way to our house and he could not join us, so Max, Wendell Clark and I took a cab to the zoo.