With some humor intended, the Reid Park Zoo architect placed this life-sized, 3-D elephant butt near the restrooms. The little round sign informs readers that elephants digest less than half of the nutrients in their food. The rest becomes (and I'm quoting here from the sign), "a cozy home with built-in food for dung beetle larvae or a tasty meal for termites." Interesting!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: