Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mixed Emotions

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
to live behind bars in a zoo instead of running free.

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.


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