If you were expecting a Christmas post I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I wanted to tell you about an outing I went on recently with my sister. On a warm day, we decided to visit the Little Rock Zoo. I haven’t been to the zoo in several years. In the past the zoo was not exactly a nice place. I felt such sorrow when I visited. The animals were kept in extremely small, unnatural cages! The tigers and lions had only a small area that went from inside to outside. I remember how they just paced between the two. The zoo itself was a lot of concrete, no trees, and unappealing. I knew some recent improvements had been made. I’m happy to say that if one has to have a zoo, then this zoo is finally a place where the animals have room and where their areas are more natural to them. The whole zoo has changed. The walkways are lined with trees, bamboo, shrubbery, and even several waterfalls were created. It is so much better!
We were much more excited to see the animals than they were to see us. Many tended to just ignore that we were there.
Some tried to hide.
A good number of them turned their backs on us.
Some were too busy eating to notice us.
We even bored a few!
Some kept their eyes on our every move. They made me glad there was a great distance between us.
There were also a few that lay there perfectly still as if posing for us.
(This is my favorite shot of the day.)
I’m not a real fan of zoos. I’m grateful that I was able to see these beautiful animals, but I don’t like to see them in captivity. At least now they have a nice place to stay and are well fed.
I hope you enjoyed this little break from the busyness of Christmas!