I’m staying in Toledo for a little bit so I decided that while I was here I was going to explore as much as possible. Yes, even by myself. I like being by myself. And so that’s what I’m doing. Even though it’s almost 100 degrees outside and I’m sweating to death. Which I don’t enjoy, by the way. I like my seasons and I like the cold. I definitely wouldn’t last living in the south.
Anyways, today I explored the Toledo Zoo with free tickets I acquired courtesy of the zoo itself. Thanks again! Although it is extremely hot out, I must say, I did love seeing the animals. I love being outside in general but there’s just something about these animals that brings me life. Really animals in general, but exotic animals are special to me.
Animals have always been intriguing to me. Moreso since The Zoo appeared on Animal Planet. But they’ve always held a special place in my heart. That’s why I cannot understand, for the life of me, why someone would visit a zoo only to stop at every exhibit and say “poor thing being locked up in there all day.” Why are you here? Why did you come, if you have such a negative perspective of Zoos? I don’t understand. Please enlighten me.
Within the first five minutes of my trip, I ran into this lady, who wasn’t happy about animals being locked up in “cages.” Which they’re not by the way. Their exhibits mock their natural environments. And these animals are probably more spoiled than humans. I mean, the orangutans had blankets and pillows for goodness sake.
I think this is one of the reasons I love the show The Zoo so much. It really stresses the Zoos hard work and determination for the conservation of species in the wild. And they’re doing way more than the people complaining about it are doing, I can tell you that much. Other than the typical negative nancy that you can’t escape, all-in-all I’d say it was a pretty great day. Toledo Zoo, I’ll see you again soon!