Zoos and wildlife parks are fascinating places to see animals in captivity. On the one hand I would prefer to be able to see the variety of animals in their natural habitat. But I know I am never going to be able to do that. Partly because of the human capacity for destruction, and so many species are elusive, rare, or almost extinct.
The conservation and education work these institutions carry out, makes their existence, in my view, worthwhile. Places like these also mean I can visit, camera in hand, and see these beautiful creatures close enough to photograph.
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