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 📷