A few weeks ago, we spent the morning at the Houston Zoo.
It was beautiful — crisp and sunny.
The flamingos were out and showing off their their shrimp tinted plumage.
Wrinkled, hairy, aggressive, the older Baylor bullied little Tupulo — pushing him all over the dusty dirt yard — until Tupulo’s Mama stepped in.
Trunk blaring with a warning call that caught the attention of every human watching the elephants, Tupulo’s Mama intervened, drawing her new baby close while Baylor’s Mom put him in a “Time Out,” segregating him from the rest of the herd.
Even in the wild, bullying isn’t cool.