Bo here,today was my daughters 2nd birthday,so we took a trip to Chester Zoo,it was a beautiful sunny day and all the animals were out basking in the sunshine.Most of the animals at Chester Zoo are part of a breeding a conservation programme.
The Asiatic Lions we saw today are only found in the Gir Forest National Park,Gujarat,India. With only 350 left and most of them being related,it’s increasingly difficult to succesfully breed animals like this.They have to check bloodlines and things like that.They recently imported a female lion from a Zoo in Rome to Chester,in the hope of them succesfully mating.
There’s a picture of the loving couple,as you can see they are getting on fine,despite being behind a chain link fence!
So,what’s your take on animal conservation,do you agree with zoo’s or should animals be left where they are?