Cordoba has a big park called Parque Sarmiento. Inside this park is located the Zoo Cordoba, a typical city zoo. We took one of our last days in Cordoba to visit the park and the zoo.
When talking to a guy in our hostel who apparently felt strongly about animal rights about our planned visit, we got the usual “wild animals should not be locked up”. I do agree that putting a tiger in a cage to have annoying kids shout at it for not being entertaining enough all day is not a good life for the animal.
But considering that most zoo operations do much more than just keep the animals locked up for display, we still chose to make our visit. If a zoo can enlighten people about the fact that for example tigers are an endangered spe
cies, and also that the zoo as an organisation does a lot of work to preserve species, both in captivity and in the wild, it might be that the zoo is not such an evil place after all?
The monkey however, is very sure about his position about captivity, he is sad.
There used to be a entertainment park next to the zoo, but now it mostly looks spooky. And reminds me of Spreepark in Berlin. It is something creepy about entertainment parks that are abandoned, but I am not sure what.
At first we didnt take any photos of the birds, because we already took so many of them in Parque das Aves, but then we remembered that they look good and love the camera!
To Linns delight the zoo had one alligator, a sleepy one should be noted, but that is the way they have survived some 37 million years, and why change a concept that obviously works?
A lioness relaxing, amazing animals!
The lion standing on top of his house-like thing and growling.
All in all we had a nice visit to the zoo, and some animals seemed to like being there less than others, but there was a lot of information scattered around the zoo, hopefully educating people visiting. Also some information about the work the zoo does towards preserving endangered species. Apparently they are part of a lot of different organisations, not only in preserving species in captivity and the wild, but also ones that focus on research and education.