Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zoo


Nope...she wouldn't pose for my picture.


Napping in the sun.


Me, watching him, watching us.


wondering...how do I get out of here???

So...what do you think about zoos?
It's been a long time since I've visited the zoo. The weather was beautiful and my granddaughter was so happy. We both loved seeing the animals.
I know that they are cared for.
I know they're safe.
... yet, I feel a sadness for these beautiful creatures...

9 comments:

One Fly said...

Maybe in a few cases it's sad but it's so different now as these keepers of animals do so well and so much these days. There's a zoo in Pueblo. Can't be very big and I'm going as soon as possible.

turquoisemoon said...

I know, I know...I'm just a dreamer! Actually the KC zoo is pretty darn nice and great care is given to these animals. I just wish they could survive in the wild, and do what they do without human interference. Like poaching... Like I said, just dreamin..

Out on the prairie said...

I always like to visit them, there is always something new to see.

Arkansas Patti said...

Some zoos do their best to establish a humane place for the animals, some are disgusting with the lack of space they are provided.
However even in Lion Country where the animals roam free, there is a depression on their faces.
We need zoos to teach our children about preserving wild life but they in turn do it by denying freedom to the very creatures we wish to protect. A real catch 22.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, I haven't been to a zoo in years. Having grandchildren gives me the opportunity to do stuff like this. I also get to go see G rated movies. Just went to see Puss n Boots. I think it was rated PG, tho...should have been if it wasn't. Some parts were pretty risque...
Patti, Yes...you see/feel the depression too! I wish there was a real solution.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I have mixed feelings about zoos. I love them and I hate them. I went to one in Brownsville, Texas that's supposed to be one of the best in the states, and they were in very "natural" habitat, which made it fun and more acceptable, but I feel sad that they aren't in the wild, among all the others creatures, roaming freely. I still wouldn't mind going to a really good one again one of these days. I love giraffes and probably won't see one any other way, but still....

I Love so-called kids movies. Funny stuff, and Antonio Banderas as that cat is especially funny.

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa, me too! Love/Hate...
And, I love kid movies...Puss n Boots was hysterical.

MyShilohRanch said...

Zoos are indeed a very mixed bag. I feel that they should not be allowed UNLESS they can establish reasonable natural habitats with companiion animals of their own species and space to thrive. The animals are often very sad ... they make me cry. Others are happy in their spoiled existence and it is obvious ... in some cases, as you mentioned, the zoos serve to protect and preserve. The nurseries are wonderful. Especially for children, zoos are an important educational opportunity. This is where seeds are planted in our hearts to love and appreciate the wonder and value of all wild things ... and the importance of preserving them. Perhaps the answers will come from these young visitors. ;D XO

turquoisemoon said...

Susan...very good response! Thank you...