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. :)

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

  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.

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


  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.

  6. The Peacock is so pretty and great fences.

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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