hehe! I know when you visit a zoo on a hot afternoon, all the nocturnal animals are sleeping and all the diurnal ones are either hiding or napping in a sunbeam. But rather than being discouraged you've reproduced these great critters in typical sleeping poses- and they translate really well onto the page from a pose you'd definately see in the 'field'. Absolutely great posing in general as well.
What's great (or awful, depending) is that as I was sketching him and going, "Aww", I heard a voice. It said, "You gotta be kidding!"
I turned and there was a woman staring at me. She then preceded to share with me and everyone within earshot how terrified she is of bats and how she made her husband reinforce the windows and whatnot to keep them out even though she's never seen one and she doesn't want to ever get bit or have them crash into her hair and on and on to exhaustion.
All the while, she has not moved one inch away from the room full of fruitbats. Yeah.
I always feel anxious accompanying other people to zoos and museums and such because I can park myself in front of things like the lemur pen or Cliff the triceratops and draw and draw for close to an hour. Some folks are cool with it, most... not so much.