So we missed ‘hat day’ at the Dallas Zoo

The tragedy of not seeing Ajabu the baby elephant in a hat is almost too much to bear.

And there will never be another hat day at the Dallas Zoo because it was a fake event planted by comedian Jeff Wysaski of

It was among the fake fliers Wysaski left outside the zoo’s gates earlier this month.

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Other fake events included free scorpion day:

Zebra for a day:

And the first snakes-giving:


But perhaps the one we most wanted to be real is the skateboarding otters:

The zoo took the signs down, but they had fun in obviousplanet’s online comments, the Dallas Morning News reports, stating, “Dang it. Now what are we going to do with all of these hats?!?!”

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