I have to admit to being a bit ambivalent about zoos.
I know they are no longer the places with cement cages and iron bars that were prevalent when I was young …but they are still places where wild animals are kept in captivity.
I appreciate that, nowadays, zoos do a lot of good conservation work …but they are still places where wild animals are kept in captivity.
I know too that they have to keep animals that are not yet endangered … elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, hypos and the like ...to attract the visitors whose entrance fees help to keep the zoo going. And they are great places for kids to have a look at some of these magnificent creatures and maybe, hopefully get to understand them better …but they are still places where wild animals are kept in captivity.
Posing! This meerkat is the King of his castle.
Please don't touch. Do we really need to tell humans this?
What a beautifully symmetrical backside!