Detroit Zoo

I went to the Detroit Zoo with my friends a couple of weeks ago and felt a little odd as none of us had children. It turns out that the zoo was packed with families with small children and couples on dates. We were a trio, so we couldn’t quite get away with either, but it was still a really great time. While I am not entirely comfortable with the idea of caging animals for the entertainment of visitors, a well run zoo is much more than that. Having a zoo is an invaluable resource for scholars and those generally interested in environmental studies. There is a big difference between reading about animals and being able to experience and observe them in person. While it is not as informative as doing so in the wild, the zoo is still an invaluable institution to have and we are very lucky to have it in spite of our Aquarium closing on Belle Isle. Brooke and I are now in the process of saving up $100 to feed the giraffes at the zoo.

1 Comment so far

  1. Alex (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 10:50 am

    Not to mention zoos are sometimes able to breed and in some cases reintroduce species that have become endangered or extinct in their natural habitats.

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