Let’s go to the zoo

I grew up visiting the St. Louis Zoo; Marlin Perkins and Wild Kingdom television and all.  I’ve also visited the National Zoo in Washington, D.C, but after awhile I didn’t like visiting zoos as I felt “sorry” for the animals.  Zoos and how the animals are on view have changed and in some instances zoos have become a lifeline for some endangered species.

Now animals are on view in somewhat natural surroundings and have more room to roam around in than before but still sometimes I wonder how they would be if they were in the wild.  Probably in trouble in too many instances.  Oh well….

We went to the Columbus Zoo (Jack Hannah land) recently and while many animals were not on display yet because of the weather and they are rebuilding some areas, there was still plenty to see, photograph and get in some walking and fresh air – through our masks.  They are required here at our zoo.  No problems with that although they didn’t help with some of the scents wafting past from certain animals!

What’s your zoo like where you live… that is if you’ve visited it.  What zoo have you visited that you thought was outstanding?

More zoo critters to come – Teri 📷

elephant, black and white, monochrome, Columbus Zoo

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13 Responses to Let’s go to the zoo

  1. buddy71 says:

    many years ago i visited the national zoo in dc and it was nice. the zoo i have visited the most has been the san diego zoo and it is wonderful. i have also visited the la zoo but not in a long time as i live closer to the san diego zoo. i agree, zoos have changed greatly over the years. and have mostly shifted their focus so saving etc versus capture and display. i guess zoos are a necessary evil of our society.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    2013 was the last time I visited our Zoo.

  3. Nancy says:

    And what a great shot of with his trunk up! That means good luck you know… !

  4. Lavinia Ross says:

    I can’t remember when I was last at a zoo. It’s been decades.

  5. Deb says:

    I always loved zoos as a child and still do. The thought of the trapped life of animals does trouble the mind at times, but many of these animals are rescued animals which are not much suited to jungles. I can’t decide, but I love visiting zoos nevertheless.

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