Berlin Zoo 2013

On the 13th of March 2013, myself and a group of University friends payed a visit to Berlin Zoo.

I have been to many zoos throughout my childhood and teenage years and have always had an enjoyable time. This time however I started to have mixed feelings towards zoos as a whole.

It wasn’t a terrible Zoo by any means but some of the enclosures could have been larger for the animals they were holding. I understand that many of the animals raised in zoos nowadays would not be able to cope if released into the wild but after seeing some of the animals I can’t help but get the feeling that they were miserable. Many of them were pacing and bobbing their heads, they were bored and lonely. It was quite hard to look at some of the animals (especially the three massive Polar Bears – put in one pen together) and because of this I have changed my view on Zoos as a viable form of entertainment for this day and age.

Here are some of the images I documented throughout the day, firstly the birds;

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Monkeys;

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Big Cats:

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Big Mammals:

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Fish/Reptiles:

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and a tiny goat on top of a hill;

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Look forward to some more images from my trip to Berlin soon!

– Amy

 

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