|Timber Wolf photographed in Canada from 20 feet - I was quite safe.|
This brings me back to Zoos. What are they for? If they are like Regents Park, Marwell and Chester etc and making a real contribution to nature conservation by breeding captive populations of threatened species destined for reintroduction back to the wild then surely that is a proper role. Too many are just a menagerie for the public to gawp at exotic species in confined cages. A way to make money but without any contribution to the conservation of the species concerned. It is not enough to say well we are building up captive populations of threatened wildlife so everybody will be able to see them once extinction has taken place. Maybe regulators should be stricter when licensing such establishments. As far as Colchester Zoo is concerned watch out as they have several Tigers. Heaven forbid if they escaped.