Dublin - Absolut Fringe - 'Escape from The Dead Zoo'

We witnessed another stunning performance from Dublin's Absolut Fringe Festival this afternoon in Merrion Square -- Escape from the Dead Zoo.  Players donned exotic animal costumes and treated a mesmerized audience to a 30 minute performance choreographed to moving drum beats.  The sun came out just in time -- after raining all day, it was a welcome sight.
Butterflies, ostriches, giraffes, and a zebra made their entrance along with caricature hunters.
Sadly, the hunters tried to take down one of the giraffes.  Fortunately, they didn't succeed and ended up tangled in their own butterfly net!
After the performance, the audience was invited to come on "stage" to meet the animals.
Afterward, we were inspired and decided to make a stop at Dublin's real "Dead Zoo" -- the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History.  Unfortunately, photographs weren't allowed inside but it's well worth a visit.  There is a section dedicated to Ireland's wildlife as well as a room full of posed taxidermy from around the world.  I was particularly impressed by the collection of birds as well as by the seals and a giant hippopotamus.  I've never seen anything like it, much like the performance in the park today.

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