I’m pretty stoked for the trip, especially because I haven’t been to the zoo in over a year. I always like to go at least once every year because that’s how it used to be when I was growing up. My parents would make a three hour trip to St. Louis once a year on a summer weekend to take us to the zoo and a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. Because of that annual tradition, I always got used to seeing the different animals at least once annually. Luckily, I live in the city now and it’s only a 30 minute drive for me to get there whenever I want.
It’s funny how there’s some controversy surrounding zoos. Ultimately, zoos want to take care of animals that may be endangered or must breed in captivity to increase that species numbers. But still, some people suggest that it’s inhumane to keep animals enclosed in such tiny structures compared to their real habitat. I’m sure there’s quite a bit more that goes behind everything than such simplistic ideas of one side or the other.