Wordless Wednesday_15-1803

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After sighting many zebra in their

natural environment, however, on Monday…

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these zebra appeared kind of sad in

their relatively small zoo enclosure.

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Apart from being able to get ‘up close and personal’

with some of the animals,

there is a degree of sadness after seeing them

in the wild…and in large numbers.

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11 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday_15-1803

  1. I so agree. It will forever be hard for me to go to a zoo after spending time in Namibia. Though I do support conservation and reproduction efforts for endangered and threatened species, some of which take place in zoos. It is a tough call in some instances, especially for animals that are not being protected in their natural habitat.

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    • I know what you mean. We saw, what our guide described as, over 1,000 elephants in one sighting last year. Seeing a few in small enclosures, and then in their handling pens, just did not get me excited. But if that is the only place they are safe….so be it. Somehow, I think if they are the last of their species then poachers will find a way….

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      • Unfortunately, poaching is such a huge industry, that looking after our precious animals is a losing battle. That is why private game farms are more common. Granted, not all zoos are equal, but there are some that take animal preservation seriously, and as you say – in the future, that may sadly be the only place left to keep a species alive.

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    • And I am a Collingwood supporter – Australian Rules Football. You either love or hate the team….and they have the black and white vertical stripes. Zebras could be my favourite animal 🙂

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    • Agree totally…which is why I felt they looked lifeless, particularly after seeing herds(?) of them galloping around in Kruger Park and Botswana. The zebras in Madagascar had/have personality, like zebras in the wild. Sadly, however, zoos are probably the only places our grandchildren (I don’t have any on the horizon☺️) will be able to see many of these animals in a few years/decades.

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