Beautiful Fur + Fearsome Reputation = Grim Outlook
The above pictures are from my visit to the local zoo. Apart from the striking beauty and the regality of this magnificent animal what was more striking was the restlessness that I saw it in. The tiger kept moving incessantly inside its enclosure which spoilt my numerous attempts to take its good picture. And though the enclosure was pretty big (half the size of a soccer field ) but it was evident from the behaviour of the tiger that it hated being kept in the captivity and the prying eyes and ever clicking cameras of its human visitors.
This was a disgraceful power equation at display. Just because the human being has power it has captured an otherwise very powerful animal and put it up for display and entertainment. Various thoughts begin to pass by my mind as I watched it. I was entertained and delightful to see 3-4 ft away the king of the jungle, an animal with a fearsome reputation. Each time it passed near by me something trembled inside me, at the same time I felt ashamed at being responsible for keeping an animal under captivity devoid of freedom and its natural habitat.
Its hard for me to conclude whether its good or bad to keep an animal in a zoo or whether the idea of a zoo is good or bad but these questions are difficult to answer and I'am sure they get raised in every person that comes close to this issue.