We all are familiar with the word “Zoo”. A zoo also called as an animal park or menagerie is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also breed.
But this custom has been changed by some of the most powerful countries across the globe. No longer some zoos take the animals away from their natural habitat and the animals actually enjoy a cage-free environment that it provides.
The same is adopted by Lehe Ledu Wildlife in the Chongqing City of China. Visitors are paying to be locked in a cage and stalked by big cats and bears. Humans move through the park in a wire-meshed vehicle, offering food through a small gap at the top to lions, tigers, and even bears.
Zoo spokeswoman Chan Liang 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. The guests are warned to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
The same practice is adopted by Orana Wildlife Park in New Zealand and MokeyJungle in Miami. In Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand, 20 tourists in a single trip pay £15 each to squeeze into the cage with keepers and watch the lions being fed.
A MonkeyJungle in Miami, Florida in the US has a tagline “Where humans are caged and monkeys run wild!”
Lehe Ledu Wildlife:
It may seem unbelievable but the Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in China has swapped the normal place of animals and humans in a zoo. While the most ferocious beings roam free, the visitors are driven through the park in cages. It is closer than most people would dream of getting to a pack of hungry lions.
Bear inspects a yellow bus:
A bear at the zoo in China inspects a bright yellow sight-seeing bus as it trundles through the enclosure.
Orana Wildlife In New Zealand.
Visitors to the wildlife park in New Zealand are kept in cages instead of the animals
Standing inside a wire mesh cage, visitors are able to offer food to lions and tigers through a small opening.
The daily feeding trips into the lion enclosure cost $30 (£15) each. Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand’s only open range zoo, set on 80 hectares of park-like grounds.
Over 400 animals from 70 different species are displayed.
Another Zoo, Monkey Jungle originally started back in 1933 and the park has recreated the natural habitats of several species over 33 acres of land.
Tunnel Cage in Monkey Jungle:
Visitors in Miami, walk into tunnel cages and observe the monkeys as they swing from the trees. It’s the opposite experience from a standard exhibit, where the monkeys are confined and the people are not.
Monkeys waiting for food:
Monkeys climb on top of the mesh cage at the bars as they wait for food.
Suggest interesting ways:
This is actually a great move by the zoo officials as it is very important for the civilised animals (Humans) to feel what animals feel when enclosed in a cage.
Can you suggest any?