“Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen though...that's the problem.” Benjamin Hoff
I have mixed feelings about zoos.
I don't like seeing animals contained, but I don't like to see them die in the wild through human or natural causes either.
That said, I've been intrigued by Artis Zoo for quite some time, not least because I have cycled and sailed around it on a number of occasions, seen the heads of giraffe pop up over a fence and started to wonder what lies within.
Last week, with my 18 month old nephew visiting, I found out!
Here are my photos of our afternoon at Artis Zoo:
Of course, my nephew had just as much fun chasing pigeons as he did looking at monkeys... but there's something wonderful in that, isn't there?
P.S. Here's what Artis has to say about its conservation practices, if you're interested like I was before I visited.
Frances M. Thompson
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