The Greatest Gift of All

As many of you know, I collect zoo and aquarium shot glasses. I have the world’s largest and probably only collection and it is my pride and joy. When I die, my children will most likely be left poor in “money” but rich in shot glasses. A legacy we can all be proud of.

I have two additions to announce. First and foremost, this beauty sent by Beth F from the awesome Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. For those of you unfamiliar with this fine institution, you should know that it is the only aquarium with sevengill sharks (I think) and it has the most fancy pants website this side of not-for-profit ville.

Check it:

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This otter was frowning until it saw the epicness of the collection it was joining…

Secondly, I visited the San Antonio Zoo on Valentine’s Day and was really impressed with their old school but outstanding aquatic bird facilities. Definitely worth checking out, if not for the birds, then for their awesome shot glass options. Also, you can feed the lorikeets nectar out of a plastic cup. I was hip-checking 6 year olds to get the prime lory feeding spots.

Anyway, the collection as it now stands:

Adventure Aquarium
Aquarium of the Bay
Baton Rouge Zoo
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bronx Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium
Knoxville Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo
Maritime Center in Norwalk, CT
Milwaukee Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium
New England Aquarium
New York Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Zoological Society
Philadelphia Zoo
Rio Grande Zoo
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
San Antonio Zoo
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Sea World San Diego
Seattle Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
Smithsonian National Zoo
South Carolina Aquarium
Tennessee Aquarium

Send me a zoo or aquarium shot glass and I will add you to my will or be godfather to your children.


  1. #1 Kevin
    February 23, 2009

    Congrats on another fine addition to your collection! I bow down before the majesty and magnificence that is your collection.

    I have been to the pyramids of Egypt, to the Sistine Chapel, to the Grand Canyon and to numerous Hooters around the country but I have never seen anything that compares with the worlds finest collection of zoo and aquarium shot glasses!

  2. #2 Andrew B
    February 23, 2009

    Kevin – Well said. You left out the moon landing, but otherwise you summed up the magestification that is my collection quite nicely. You are permitted to live.

  3. #3 julia goolia
    February 23, 2009

    You always have the best picture comments! Thanks for the Monday morning laugh. :)

  4. #4 Hilary Minor
    February 23, 2009

    I am deeply saddened – nay, mortified – to see not one Great British Zoo or Aquarium in your list. This abominable situation cannot be allowed to go unremedied and I give you my word that, from now on, my aim in life will be to find you a shot glass from one of our fine institutions! This will be but a small “thank you” for the great pleasure Zooillogics has given me since I found out about you.

  5. #5 Jason J Brunet
    February 23, 2009

    I see you almost forgot to list the Seattle Aquarium!

    I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 2007, and I’m pretty sure they have sevengill sharks. At least, I posted a YouTube video I took there and labelled it “Sevengill Shark @ Monterey Bay Aquarium”.

    Wait….I googled it, and yes, they do have broadnose sevengills on display.

  6. #6 Andrew B
    February 23, 2009

    Jason – Why must you turn my blog into a house of lies?!

  7. #7 Daniel
    February 23, 2009

    Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World in Auckland, NZ also has broadnose sevengills on display. I don’t know if they do shot glasses though.

  8. #8 Jason J Brunet
    February 24, 2009

    Andrew – Carl “Fact Check” Zimmer would be ashamed.

  9. #9 Anita G.
    February 26, 2009

    Does the California Academy of Sciences count….? They have lovely aquarium facilities, but perhaps you’re looking for more specifically zoo-ish or aquarium-y locations.

  10. #10 keely
    February 27, 2009

    Holy crap! I have forgotten to send your glass! I am a terrible, terrible person. It’s all wrapped up and everything.

    To make it up to you: expect a glass from the Beijing Auqarium around the end of April…

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    March 31, 2011

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