Joey leaned against the outer fence as he looked into the large cage in which lay a lion, "Heya bud, what's up?" some noises came from the creature as it turned its head to look at him. He smiled, "What happened to your friend?" he asked. He had actually spoken to this lion before, around a week ago. Animals were so much easier to talk to than humans were. They were closer to him, that, and he had always spent more time around animals then people when he was really young. Most people he met were probably victims of his father, and he didn't exactly hang out with his parents much.
The lion, named Kazi, stood up and walked over to him, his answered were simple still. He didn't have the intelligence yet to form as human like thoughts as some of Joey's other friends did. Kazi didn't really know what happened to his friends, just that the people took them away a few days ago and he hadn't seen them since. He was worried. Joey nodded sympathetically, "Sorry about that, I'll try and find out what happened if I can. Though I don't really know if they'll tell me. I'm pretty sure they think I'm either a bit childish for my age, or crazy." he chuckled to himself, "But hey, might as well give it a shot right?"
A thanks came from the creature. Kazi really wasn't all that talkative right now, though to be fair he usually wasn't. He was a pretty reserved lion. Really to the point about things. Not like Eustice at all, though he was an octopus, those things were pretty dang clever once they caught onto communication. Though it really proved difficult behind glass. Joey figured out he could use a kind of signals for him rather then speaking like he normally did. Call it a type of sign language, and the creature did in return, that part he was used to.
"Hey, I'm gonna leave you alone now hm? I gotta go say hi to the monkeys, make sure they're not flinging anything at people k. I'll see you again later Kazi!" he said before hopping on his way. He came here more often now that he lived in Millenium city. It was pretty good place to go to. And he'd made quite a few friends here, mostly not human of course. Admittedly some of them were definitely not happy with their enclosures. But at the same time plenty of them seemed content enough.
As he approached one of the monkeys caught sight of him, this particular one was Spidermonkeys. To most people the first monkey, named Barney, was just screaming and pointing but Joey heard him loud and clear, "Ha, Joey, Joey, it's Joey! Gimme a stick, gimme a stick." he said to the others.
"Barney! No no, they said we're not supposed to do that." he said running up and smiling at the monkey hanging above them as he tried to poke a stick through the fence.
"Stick, take the stick Joey! Just take the stick." Commanded Barney ecstatically. He still had no clue why they were so insistent on him getting a stick.
"Come on Barney I might get in trouble.
The monkey seemed to groan and let it's arms dangle hanging onto the broken tree it was using, "Joeeeeeyy whyyyyyy." he sighed dramatically.
Joey shook his head and crossed his arms, "Becaaaauuuse they said so. Come on don't you want me to come back to see you?"
The two had definitely had a few looks as they talked, naturally, nobody could actually hear what Barney the spider-monkey was saying. All they saw was some seventeen year old babbling to a monkey who kept making noises in return. It was probably a pretty wild looking sight. But to Joey it was very much natural, even if he did know others didn't think so.