i’d never been asked to write a song from the point of view of animals facing extinction before but when the philadelphia zoo approached me for just such a thing how could i say no? their new program, X-TINK-SHUN, was developed by the henson company and left hand productions and will run through the summer. the message is timely and clear and the puppets are, not surprisingly, quite adorable. my song “hail the creatures” which i sang with shine of shine and the moonbeams, is in there too. here’s the link to a tv spot for the X-TINK-SHUN exhibit featuring the song. the song is up on itunes and a portion of all proceeds go to the zoo’s conservation efforts. i’ll see you at the zoo.