A trip to Calgary always means a visit to the Calgary Zoo.
If you love animals, it's always with mixed emotions
that you enter a zoo to gaze at the animals that live there.
You can be sad when you look at these photos
because this magnificent creature is confined
Or you can feel comfort in the fact that if this beautiful
Amur Tiger (Siberian Tiger – Panthera tigris altaica)
had been born in the wild instead of in a zoo,
that he could very well be dead
due to poaching in his native homeland.
Hopefully one day Amur Tigers
can be taken off the endangered species list.