pets AND weddings
Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)
After the ceremony, guests sipped mojitos while watching a sea lion feeding and a training session led by animal keepers, with the newlyweds as M.C.’s. Nearby, wild cats and tamarin monkeys were treated to wedding favors of dead mice and mealworms — all thanks to that anonymous rock hyrax.
The “goofy” groom (likes Jurassic Park III, microwaves slices of ham) wooed his “graceful” bride (attends Lincoln Center, “relishes a fine meal,” knows a “good fishmonger”) with a video of the “geeky” animal set to music by “a really bad Christian metal band.” Demonstrating either respect for all kinds of courtship (sometimes, even gay couples! Or couples who didn’t go to Yale! This IS Obama’s America, you guys!) or a total misunderstanding of multimedia possibilities, the ever-coy NYT doesn’t link to the clip.