It had been more than a decade since I visited a zoo. I was around 6 years old when I first visited the Guwahati zoo in Assam along with my family. 17 years later, I paid a visit to the same zoo again!
I agree that a zoo is meant for recreational and educational purposes, but species like leopard, buzzard and eagles (in pictures below) do not deserve to be caged. Especially the birds which like to soar the skies and hunt for prey. I found it strange that some of the eagles had grown so fat that they had to nest on the ground, lazily basking under the sun. Even the leopard (in picture) looked lethargic when viewed closely.
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S3300
My question and worry: Is this how we treat animals in the zoo? Where is their freedom?