Trip to Houston Zoo

Took a Trip to Houston Zoo to see the animals I’d never get to see upclose otherwise. Favorites so far for me were Lions bears and Tigers and and elephants of course.
I’m not one to be interested in caged animals but since they are already there best I can do is pay to get in the door and help with funding their care.
Many of the zoo animals were too active for me to get a good photo. So pardon me for posting blurry shots, it was all I was able to get. I used multiple cameras so pardon if the animal pictures seem to be out of any order.

Though the time out with the people I was with was great. Actually wonderful.Was not happy with what I saw.
I saw a lot of sad animals living in small spaces, not looking healthy at all.
Except for the bald eagle named “Liberty” She lost a wing because someone shot her. The Houston Zoo is probably a better option than dying in the wild
I didn’t see any bears. Maybe I was too late.
I didn’t see a single kangaroo, and saw no monkeys except a few Chimps.

I tried to take the best pictures I could, and make things look as happy as possible. But really. all of the animals kept turning their backs to us as if they wanted to not even be there.
Except the elephants. The elephants seemed okay.
I guess it’s the only thing available. but really the land the Houston Zoo is on, is just too small and the taxes are way too high.
From what I understand, as you move away from the main area of Houston, you get cheaper costing land with cheaper taxes.
You may even get to tap into more fresh Aquifers to reduce the cost of water. Just these animals did not seem to be living happy lives.
I know you can’t expect much for captivity. Maybe it’s been too long since the last time I was at the zoo, and now that I am older, I see things differently than if I had grown up always going to the zoo. I would like to see something different done for these animals and that land get turned into a park.. or some free parking space for people in the area. Just move those babies out to a bigger space.

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