A trip to the zoo

Last Sunday, Agnès and I went to the Tierpark Berlin. It’s a big zoo in the Eastern part of the city, visited by thousands of people every month. The day was sunny, and perfect to take our bikes for a ride.

We packed our lunch, took some water and left our flat after a (very) late breakfast.

The facility itself looks beautiful, though we didn’t manage to see every animal. It was more than enough, however, to take some cool pictures.

Beautiful bird
Sad polar bear
Hobbit-like rabbit houses are there as well
Tigers are just big cats…
Eye of the tiger
Wise elephant
A rather strange pose

While it was nice to see all these animals at once, I grew a feeling of sadness for these beasts that would rather live their life in peace somewhere else, with no fences or cages to surround them.

I like to think that, at least, they are treated well, and will help the public develop a culture of protection towards our wildlife and environment.

We need such a culture, and it has to be strong, in times where anti-scientific claims are becoming more and more popular throughout the globe, sacrificed for the economical interest of the few.

Just like those animals.