My entry for the contest. Bitzer and the Sheep have managed to sneak out for a visit to the zoo, after normal Zoo hours so the humans won't see them. When they get there, they discover that life on the zoo's not much different from life on the farm; animals chill out, horse around, and generally have fun together, so long as no one's looking. The flock, geared with cameras, binoculars, T-shirts, soda pops, toy helmets and other souvenirs, set about enjoying themselves as only they can, with their new friends from the zoo.***********************************This picture took about 11 hours total (spread out over the course of several days) to draw. It's been fun "Aardman-izing" the animals, especially the more exotic ones. Elements to look for in this picture: Bitzer and an African Wild Dog enjoy tea and soda pop and a chat together. Mummy Sheep, who hasn’t yet realized she has a cockatiel sitting on her back, is taking pictures. Shaun and a Markhor (rare kind of wild goat, for those who don’t know) are posing for one of the pictures, Shaun being decked out in his snazzy new “I Love the Zoo” T-shirt. Timmy has mistaken the Meerkat mound for a sandbox; the 3 Meerkats, who love digging, don’t bother to set him straight and welcome the curious new member of their “clan”. One sheep, armed with binoculars, tried to climb a tree to get a better panoramic view of the zoo but fell; two helpful Vervet Monkeys are trying to keep him from crashing to the ground. Two Cheetahs and a sheep are doing the classic “relaxing” poses, complete with comics, drinks, blankets and a radio. And Finally, a couple of Ostriches are having a race, with two adventurous sheep (who may have bitten off more than they can chew) as passengers.