Growing up I use to love the zoo. But as I am getting older I am learning that I did not love the zoo because of the animals. I love the zoo because of all the difference species from around the world in which I would never get to see if zoos had not exist. Recently John and I went to the Wilhelma zoo and it is quite beautiful.
Wilhelma is not a zoo in the generally accepted sense of the word – it’s the only zoological botanical gardens in Europe. And with its combination of plants, animals and historic buildings unique worldwide.”wilhelma.de”
I love the landscaping, the areas to rest and take photos, the feel as if your in the jungle, or a tropical island. But I did not enjoyed seeing the animals cage up. I felt as the cages/rooms was not significantly large enough. That they have this beautiful land and try to maintain so many animals for people to view. A few times I shredded tears for those animals that John had to ask me if I am ready to go and a few other times the animals and I were having a conversation.
Some children can be so rude. Their parents no better. We were around the monkey areas where a few were in cages, some in a glass room, and perhaps one type in a open area surrounded with water. There was a little boy who was throwing things at the monkey/apes in the cage to make them move around. He and his friends was laughing and so was his parents. I don’t understand why they thought that was funny. How would they like to be cage up and have the monkeys/apes throw things at them. I was about to say something, but John pulled me away to the next viewing which was monkeys and apes in one room. You can tell that they did not wanted to be bother. A few even turned their back to the crowd. I can totally understand what was going through their heads. Hell if I was locked up and not in my normal habitat, was a free show for people 365 days a year plus leap year I would of said screw all you humans as well.
Beside the awful child and his parent, small areas for some of the animals to roam, the atmosphere was beautiful. John and I played around in the rain securely protecting the camera from getting wet. We walked and talk taking a look through the gardens, aquarium, etc and headed to dinner and called it the night. If you care for any information about the Wilhelma the site as English and Deutsch.
If you’re ever in Berlin and would love to check out their zoo in which allows many of the animals to roam without bars. Here is a link from Gypsyscarlett “Berlin Zoo- 19th Century and Now” giving insight along with information.
Happy Labor Day to everyone who celebrates today!