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There’s a new facebook group dedicated to saving the Smithsonian’s petting zoo, which – according to the Smithsonian’s 2012 proposed budget – will be closing in the spring or early summer due to budget cuts. (Budget cuts? The Smithsonian asked for $100 million more in appropriations for FY 2012 than it received in its last appropriation. The President included that rather large increase in his budget plan.)

The facebook group’s founder – my cousin, Jamie Davis Smith – says that she’s considering staging a sit-in for three year olds who don’t want the petting zoo to close. Other suggestions on how to save the zoo/register displeasure about the zoo’s closure are also welcome.