Written on: 07/05/2012 by Breeze68 (1 review written)
London Zoo upset us and we wish we hadn't gone. To see birds of prey clipped, caged and in one case clearly agitated started the trip on a bad note and this was made worse by the confined cage-spaces for the primates. The new Penguin exhibit was at least less constrictive but the efforts to landscape in a natural way were minimal. We avoided the large mammals as there is no place for these beasts in an urban zoo. The reptile house was ok and the aquariam again was ok and didn't feel so overtly cruel. As well as sadness we were left with the thought that in 2012 this type of urban freak-show is unnecessary and could be done better with virtual exhibits and educational videos. We understand that the Zoo funds conservation projects but this is a very dirty compromise. The information about the specific care of the animals on view is sadly lacking. Please don't visit this 21st Century anachronism.
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