If you wanted to get your true love all the gifts from “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” you’re probably out of luck: In 2015, everything from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree would set you back more than $34,000!
What’s a true lover to do? Head to the Dallas Zoo during December’s Penguin Days to experience “12 Days of Zoo Christmas” for the bargain cost of a $5 admission ticket (and minus having to feed and clean up after all of those swimming, laying, and calling birds).
Go ahead, sing it! Starting at 12 and counting down to one, make sure you don’t miss:
ELEVEN penguins preening,
TEN lemurs lounging,
NINE mole rats gnawing,
EIGHT mambas molting*,
SEVEN cranes a-calling,
SIX goats a-nibbling,
Four Golden Girls,
Two horny toads,
*Green and black mambas may or may not be molting (commonly called shedding) on any given day