The first time i went to the zoo i wasnt even in JK (junior kindergarden). I lauged and loved it. (Again, i was like 4). That was with my grandmother. However after, my dad was mad. Real mad. He made sure i never went to the zoo again. Then, in grade 6, my grade went on a feild trip to the zoo :/. My mom signed all the forms so i had 2 go. However, when i got there, I almost burst into tears!!! And this was before I new about the abuse. Ive never been to the zoo since. Anyone else have a simaler story.
i always loved going to Zoos, and i still do.
The Zoo that i go to, is actually well kept. My uncle is a restaurant manager there, but also goes around to help the animals. The animals are actually kept very well, and theres always someone walking around checking on the animals. Yeah, the enclosures aren’t as big as where the animals live in the wild, but thats because of human destruction. My zoo also breeds the animals and has expeditions and sends the animals back into the wild, or on reserves.
I get if you hate zoos, but i think their more like big places for the animals as a temporary home till we can get their habitats revived.
Two years ago (wow was it really that long ago?) my friend and I went to visit colleges, while we were driving back we passed a town that had a zoo which held one of the ocean mammals that my friend worked with his internship. I told him I’d wait in the car and read my book because I wasn’t going to pay for the entrance fee because I didn’t want to contribute. He ended up paying for me because he somehow convinced me. I have to say the otter seemed healthy and happy (she wasn’t allowed back into the wild due to some life alternating injury) but that was last time I ever went to the zoo and it will always be the last time.