Nothing to see

Man Eaters

When I was a child, the zoo was a place where the apex predators were kept. (The other animals were living specimens of the apex predators’ diet.) Lions, tigers, pythons, polar bears and many other animals. I saw more animals at the zoo recently but the increase in marmosets and tamarin (Read smaller animals) are not going to offset the fewer apex predators. Adding fishes and insects do not help. I recalled the fear I had when I saw piranhas for the first time. Today, there are signs explaining that piranhas do not transform living animals into skeletons in seconds. Furthermore, zoos have adopted the habits of their corporate breadthen by literally downsizing their workforce. Now we have to look at pygmy hippos and dwarf crocodiles.

This little piggy went ZZZZ. (Image by Author)

Natural Behaviour

Eat, sleep, groom. I would add play but the constant circling by some animals is pretty pitiful. It is reminiscent of prisoners walking around their cells. Or how passengers in the cattle class stretch their legs.

Seriously, this is my best view (Image by Author)

Conclusion

So the zoo is not as entertaining as it is supposed to be. It is a place that gouges you for high priced food and souvenirs. And then still ask for donations. This is on top of getting illegal (Read free) wildlife as part of its exhibits. To be fair, most wildlife do not have passports so it is not like you can just send them home. Plus no travelers wants “support” animals on their next flight. Or even in the cargo area. It is ironic that the lion decided to transit in the Lion city

Lion sleeps tonight. (From https://coconuts.co/)

When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money- Native American saying

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