In The Field

What is a zoo?

One thing I am learning here in South Africa is that the “wild” animals, especially the big mammals, may be more like those in your local zoo than you think. Is a rhino in a 4,000 hectare game reserve really roaming free? What about lions bouncing off the electrified fences at pocket-sized reserves? What about the “semi-habituated” elephants with which one can gambol around a park with, hand in trunk? 

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