vrijdag 13 maart 2015

At the Zoo (3)

It had been quite some time ago I had been in the Amsterdam Zoo "Artis". In the meantime the zoo had been modernised to my surprise. The last time I was here the zoo was very old fashioned and I felt so sorry for the animals locked up in small cages. Fortunately opinions have changed now to reduce the diversity of animals and give them a more natural space. I still think those animals better can stay in their natural habitat and not in a zoo but that is a long story with pros and cons I will not enter here.

Anyway there is now a new big savanna with zebras and giraffes surrounded by water with the above foothpath along.

Whan I was walking there mister Peacock passed me in a hurry.

He suddenly stopped in front of me.

And with one jump he was suddenly on the fence, showing his beautiful tail.

The next moment he made a huge jump over the water to the other side to the savanna. It went so fast I couldn't capture it only that he was now walking on the other side at the savanna.
Linking to "Good Fences"

15 opmerkingen:

  1. he looks like a happy fellow. :) glad they've improved space for the zoo residents - and visitors, too. :)

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  2. The stone walls that make the hills are very neat and substntial.

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  3. Zoos can be useful places for education and exposure to animals, but the design to accommodate the animals in a natural setting is critical and expensive but worth it if done properly.

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  4. Love that peacock :)
    Just wish he would have shown his tail
    in all it's beauty :))

    Groetjes
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  5. Dearest Marianne,
    That Peacock put up quite a show for you to see his full beauty! Looks and sounds lovely and for me it has been probably over 4 decades since I went to Artis Zoo.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. The Peacock is so pretty and great fences.

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  7. This is very beautiful with the Peacock, but I also believe Animals shouldn't be locked up - I have never seen a Zoo that would be like roaming free, except perhaps the wild zones in Africa? The Peacock is lovely.

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  8. I think big zoos around the world are now realizing the importance of space and correct environment Marianne.. our Perth zoo does a brilliant job, and I guess it does give young people a chance to see animals that they would never be able to see. Your peacock is fabulous.

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  9. It's nice to follow the peacock. They are so "full of themselves" :).
    Have a nice weekend

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  10. Peacocks are always fun to look at , they're very proud !
    You had a great time in that zoo !

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  11. Wij gingen vroeger wel naar het Noorder Dierenpark in Emmen. Ik ben nog nooit in Artis geweest.

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  12. I like visiting zoos, and we have a great one here in FT. Worth. Also a great lace to find a variety of fences.

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  13. He certainly cannot be fenced in! A very pretty bird.

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  14. The colourful plants made me stop....
    Wonderful!

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