Category Archive: Safari Snippets

INT. ZOO — CAFETERIA — NIGHT

A whole SLEW OF ANIMALS convene around a table. FRANK the seagull perches on a chair. FRANK Alright. Let’s go around the table. Buster, let’s start with you. BUSTER Okay, yeah. That goat… Continue reading

INT. ZOO — HONEY BUCKET— NIGHT

LOU the crow and CHARLIE the moth stand on the brim of the toilet. Lou paces. LOU Come on, C., come on, C. It’s important, important. No one needs to know, needs to… Continue reading

INT. ZOO — OFFICE LOBBY — DAY

KIP the elephant stands in the middle, cramped and holding a balloon. FLO the goldfish floats in a large tank. Another photoshoot. KIP Gee, never thought I’d see th’inside o’ where they stay.… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — FARM EXHIBITS — PASTURE — DAY

LEONARD the flamingo and AGNIS the cow are pressed in by cows all around. Leonard sits shriveled on the ground, a jumpy wreck. LEONARD Lou. He said—he did—he said—he told to me—he told… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — FARM EXHIBITS — DAY

MILES the goat and ZELL the water buffalo stand side by side in a field. They watch a maintenance house through a fence. MILES There look there… There look there… See look see…… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — PRIMATE EXHIBIT — DAY

TRAY the siamang hangs in his tree. WALLY the parrot perches atop enclosure wire above. He holds a juice box. TRAY ‘EY! YOU! BIRD! BEAK! CHOO COME FROM? WASSA MATTA? LUNCHROOM TOO RITZ?… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — TIGER EXHIBIT — DAY

MARTIN the meerkat sky-gazes in the tiny enclosure’s sun. FRÄULEIN the tiger lounges in background shade. MARTIN …Why is it, do you think, that we have these visits? How do predator and prey prove company? You… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — FARM EXHIBITS — LLAMA PASTURE — DAY

RANDAL the camel grazes in a field of scattered llamas. PIP the gnat just hovers, distracted. PIP Joy. Fear. Consciousness. Thought. Hope. Regret. (a beat) …Mistake. RANDAL Naw, see… That’s where you’re wrong,… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — WOODED CLEARING — DAY

BENNIE the gecko picks through underbrush. ZELL the water buffalo stands bored. She’s saddled with Coins for Conservation. BENNIE I don’t get it. What am I missing. Who am I missing. What’s the… Continue reading

EXT. ZOO — ARCTIC EXHIBIT — CRACK OF DAWN

LEONARD the flamingo slinks to the edge of the exhibit, peaks over, both eyes over his shoulders. SHERMAN the walrus waves exuberantly from the far end. SHERMAN Well come on diggity down, dog-… Continue reading