I went to the Taipei zoo yesterday and when i saw those “not very happy” animals I came to the conclusion:
There should be no zoo unless you can make them happy there.
Have you ever been to the building where they keep the animals that sleep at date time and go out at night time? (sorry…i don’t know how to call them in engish…) I am telling you that there’s nothing sadder than those animals. They’re kept in a small,samll,and samll room where there’s no natural things surround…concrete walls,plastic trees (though some of them are real)shitti food…there’s no hope for them. Can you imagine spending the rest of your life there? And the hippo pool was sooooo dirty cuz all their poo poo melt in it…tigers area was sad,too. They lost their hunting skill and can only walk circles to show their being anxious…
I don’t know,maybe the reason we have zooes is becuz we want to educate our kids and people can hang out on the weekends. Yes,i did see a lot of happy faces in the zoo,kids and adults. But what about those animals? They belong to the nature and human beings have no right to interfere their life. I mean,if we want to have zooes then we should do a better job than just keeping them in a samll concrete room. Creat a better environment for them. I’ve been to the zoo in Singapore and that’s better. Still i hope that we can REALLY make those animals happy if we have to have zooes. You look at their eyes and they’ll tell you how much they miss the nature.