I’ve always had mixed feelings about zoos; hating seeing animals in captivity on the one hand but knowing that, on the other, it is often their only chance of survival and that many such places have a valid role to play in conservation.
Freya turned two on Wednesday and as a treat we took her and both sets of grandparents to Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, which calls itself a “progressive zoo” and is a “supporter of The World Zoo Conservation Strategy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature”. It was the first to sign its entire collection of animals over to the to the Joint Management of Species Programme. I will be posting more about our visit later this week.
While the other primates were going wild this monkey was sat taking it all in. At first I thought the expression in his eyes was sad but the more I look at it the more I think it’s intelligence shining brightly. What do you think? Are you a fan of zoos?
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