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In This Zoo, Animals Roam Freely While Humans Are Caged



Take an animal out of its natural habitat and then put the creature in a cage in a zoo as an exhibit and see what happens to the animal. The animal takes a while to adjust to these new surroundings, initially refusing food and then gradually turns aggressive. However, when the animal begins to get acclimatized to these surroundings, it will become useless in the wild as it gradually forgets its natural hunting skills.
Zoos these days have become more sensitized to the needs of the animals under their care and have gone the distance to create a habitat that mimics the animals’ original homes. There is one zoo, however, which has taken the natural environment to an all new level.
The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in Chongqing city in southwest China, cages humans while allowing the animals in its park to roam free. Visitors pay to be driven around the zoo in an enclosed cage so that they can see the animals in their natural setting without risking their own lives. To add to the thrill of the experience, chunks of raw meat are tied to the bars of the truck to attract the big beasts to the vehicle. Live chicken is generally used as bait as the animals get a chance to kill something live. For the occupants of the cage, it will undoubtedly be a thrilling experience to watch the wide jaws of a Bengal tiger open wide just a few feet away from them as it feasts on the meat. Imagine a tiger clawing at the mesh of the cage you’re in because ofthe meat hanging outside!
Tourists can also feed the animals through a small opening in the wired mesh. While critics of the zoo warn that this is an accident waiting to happen, spokesperson of the zoo Chan Liang said that guests are warned: “to keep their fingers inside the cage at all times because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
She also said, “We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being stalked and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks.”
Apart from the Bengal tigers and white tigers at the zoo, bears also add to the thrill of a live feed. The zoo which opened the attraction in 2015, was fully sold out for the next three months as eager visitors rushed to avail of this novel experience. The zoo still attracts many visitors especially wildlife enthusiasts who are keen to observe these predators in action from a close distance without any risk to themselves.


In This Zoo, Animals Roam Freely While Humans Are Caged In This Zoo, Animals Roam Freely While Humans Are Caged Reviewed by Tim on March 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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