Thursday, 20 August 2015

A handsome beast

Today, I decided to take the day off and went to Taronga Zoo in advance of the Oceans of Plastic event. Like most people with an interest in conservation and animal welfare, I have mixed feelings about zoos. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need them; unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world and zoos are an increasingly important bastion of biodiversity.

They are also a place where you can go and marvel at nature. And what a marvellous chap this is:

How anyone can look at that and think, “I really must shoot that” (other than with a camera), is totally beyond me.

1 comment:

  1. Zoos are a real benefit though I too am ambivalent. They are the only way short of flying everyone in the world to everyplace in the world where you can actually see many of the worlds charismatic animals. I do think they need to be well managed and animal well fare needs to be a top priority.

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