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11 June 2009 @ 09:37 pm
San Diego: Zoo and Sea World  
The day before I was supposed to fly to San Diego I heard that my dear old friend, Spike, had died back in Bangalore. I knew him since he was just a little, fragile, helpless pup, and I can never get over the fact that he won't be there to greet me when I make that visit home. This post is dedicated to his memory.


Captive animals and performing animals are not the kind of animals I'd like to see. I'd rather see them in the wild, when they are free and own their worlds. Once in a while a visit to a zoo comes up. I've been to zoos only a handful of times in the last decade and each time I've come away with mixed feelings. The answer to the question "Whether animals should be trained to perform or be held captive?" remains as hazy as ever. Zoos and performing animals are probably important for the people to look and take interest in the wonderful lifeforms that share this space with us...

People enjoy looking at a Hippo through the glass

Question: Who gave Spain its name? And who is the closest living relative of the Elephants? This little dude! The Hyrax.

A Wallaby

A Turtle

A pool with Sharks and Rays!

Two polar bears that are not being affected by global warming...

Meerkats in their Manor

Someone is dreaming of Kung Fuuuuuuuuuuuu instead of making noodles...

Who likes to Splash?

Who likes to Jump?

Who likes to Jump higher?


Yathinyathin on June 12th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
> Sure? I thought or read somewhere that if

Yeah. The zoo keeps the water chilled just right and the food supply going for these bear. Global warming or not! Their wild cousins in the arctic are perhaps not so lucky. ;)

Aparna: Animalsinspirethoughts on June 15th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Aah! I C...then that's probably good...

I was watching this movie "Happy Feet" this past weekend. In one scene they show this penguin that swims across the shores to talk to humans to save them from eating their fish, gets put in the zoo. His first reaction, confusion and the way he slowly adapts there almost made me cry. No matter how much closely their habitat is made to look like the real-life, they still have a boundary and cannot venture beyond it. May be it is best that way since at least then we can protect these endangered species to cruelty by humans.