We are sure how most of us have fond memories of going to the zoo when we were young. The anticipation of actually seeing wild beasts that we had only learned about from the books was an incredible experience. The orangutans waving back and imitating our moves, or the big and gorgeous elephants waiting for the visitors to feed them a peanut or two sounded like a fairy tale. But once we got older, we realized that this fun time for us humans is pain and misery for all those creatures taken from their natural habitat and placed behind bars for the sake of making money.
Some argue how by keeping them in the zoos, we help animals’ preservation. We say that if we really want for them to be alive in the years to come, we have to find ways of protecting them while still in the wild.
As the voice of the animal rights activists is getting louder, many zoos are forced to quit importing certain species and are changing their way of doing business.
Take this unusual concept for example. The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo is letting animals freely roam and puts the visitors in cages instead. They believe how this way people get to experience the wild life more closely without forcing the animals to spend their days in tiny cages.
Zoo spokeswoman Chan Llang told the OddityCentral,
“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 bears, tigers, lions and other animals are attracted to the moving cages thanks to the big chunks of meat that are tied outside the vehicles. The visitors are safe and they can even feed the animals through the tiny openings if they wish so.
We believe this is the closest one can get to an exotic beast without being hurt.
Visitors are however, strongly advised to keep their hands inside the cage at all times, otherwise they risk to lose them because “a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
Whereas many people believe how this zoo offers something unique and thrilling, others say how this concept is way too dangerous for the people inside the cages. Some Daily Mail readers have described this park as “an accident waiting to happen.” We believe, however, that people are aware of some of the dangers they might be exposed to if they decide to pay this open zoo a visit.
This zoo is extremely popular. People are buying tickets months in advance just to get to experience the close encounter with some of the most gorgeous animals in the world.
“It’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced in a zoo before,” said visitor Tao Jen. “We’re not looking at them, they’re looking at us – and we’re lunch.”
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