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The At The Zoo Songfacts tells us that in 1991 a children's book was published by Paul Simon, titled "Simon and Garfunkel at the Zoo," with rich, chocolatey illustrations by Valerie Michaut. However, the lyrics and concepts had to be altered slightly; for instance, the hamsters were given little headlights on their head to explain why they'd "turn on."

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  • Love it! :)
  • sls
    I love the the match-striking sample with the flanger on it being used for percussion
  • Can't visit the zoo without singing this song.
  • "Bookends" was a most excellent album..........
  • sls
    Pigeons plot their secrecy and hamsters turn on frequently!
  • I remember this commercial song!
  • Sweet song, but it always bothers me that the elephants are described as dumb.
  • This song was licensed for TV commercials for the Bronx Zoo and the San Francisco Zoo in the late 1970s. Not only that, but in 1991 a children's book was published by Paul Simon, titled "Simon and Garfunkel at the Zoo," with rich, chocolatey illustrations by Valerie Michaut. However, the lyrics and concepts had to be altered slightly; for instance, the hamsters were given little headlights on their head to explain why they'd "turn on." http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=23697
  • Giraffes are insincere.
  • It's amazing what you can find at the Zoo,,,

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