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a.1.Destitute of hoofs.
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The day after the hoofless animals were euthanized on August 6,
A trip to the zoo produces the pleasures of witnessing not only the "droll, fat, prairie dogs- / sliding on brown bellies" and a Bengal tiger who "sprays / piss through the double fence / onto a small, heckling crowd," but also human animals such as the "older person in pink / overflowing her wheelchair" and a "peltless, hoofless, hornless" teenage boy sprawling in the bus on the way home.