Monday, October 13, 2008

mode of conveyance

mode of conveyance, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

The Wee Guy is very proud of his trailer bike. He gets around all over the place on it. This time we're cycling around the vastness of Greater Vancouver Zoo. It's the best way of traveling around here - walking IMO is far too dull and you're less likely to witness the excitement of being 'buzzed' by the cheetah chasing you!
Depsite all the criticism of the place, they really have started working on improvements in signage and animal welfare. When we first visited, about 4 years ago, there was very little signage and the animal enclosures were pitiful. Conditions are slowly improving and I like the extensive nature of many of the habitats. SIgns now tell a little about the residents and, more importantly, their position on the endangered list. The zoo is becoming more educational but still lags a long way behind, for example, the aquarium.
Whatever you feelings on zoos are, I think they are a necessary part of conservation these days - and thankfully most are recognising their responsibilities.

Thanksgiving cycle trip round the Greater Vancouver Zoo

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