There are plenty of reasons to envy zoo animals: they have large homes to roam. They can make as much noise as they want. People will care about them no matter what they do. Essentially, they’re the Kardashians, just with less Ryan Seacrest-approved TV coverage.
The most enviable part of the lifestyle, though, is that zoo animals have a whole team of people whose job is to feed them. But not all zoo diets are created equal.To isolate the best ones, we hit up the St. Louis Zoo's team of curators, keepers, and nutritionists to find out which animals have the most interesting diets. These 12 creatures made the cut for a variety of reasons (type of food, delivery system, quantity, etc.), but they all get much more than a bucket of bugs. Put on your pith helmet and get educated. Then start a petition asking E! to replace its current programming with clips of cute animals eating.