Magnificent Monday is here again. Hosted by Jim over at Holes in My Soles, this weeks theme is “Conservation – What can we do?”. Be sure to check out Jim’s great article. Some of the photos are disturbing, but a good reminder that we can’t forget the animals, and keep doing what we can to help in whatever way we can.
Most people will quickly admit that they don’t like zoos, and that animals should be free to roam. In an ideal world I would agree. Sadly our world is far from ideal, and even though it might be 2011 and there are all kinds of bans on the killing and purchasing of exotic animals and their parts, poachers continue to poach and consumers continue to buy the
poacher’s illegal products. This, I believe, is why a good zoo can play such an important role in conservation. I have been to a few zoos since moving to Asia, and they are not all created equal. Take for example the zoo here in Daejeon. I visited once several years ago, and I wanted to rip open all the cages and let the animals run free. Maybe it has changed since I was there last (I doubt it). All I can say is that it was one of the worst zoos I have ever been in. Now, the Singapore Zoo!; that is a zoo. I fell in love the day I was there. The animals are well cared for and you can just tell that they are happy in their environment. I did a post on the Singapore Zoo a while back…Singapore Zoo
Here are a couple more shots from my day at the Singapore Zoo. Click on the photos to go to a larger view.