The end. Really? It’s been a blast, touring round London and highlighting some parts of the city. What have been your highlights? A skyscraper? A strange statue? Some fabulous home? The venue of a daring or dastardly deed?
Luckily today is a trip to the zoo. I like zoos.
I sometimes feel I shouldn’t – caged animals and birds, trapped away from their natural environment and all that but the fact is I do.
I love seeing the different creatures the planet has.
I buy into the idea that good zoos run educational and breeding programmes that enhance the chances of survival for some species.
Indeed some species only survive because of zoos – the Okapi for instance.
London zoo, set to the north of Regent’s Park is one such ‘good’ zoo.
It has a long and worthy history; it seeks to work with other zoos to maximise the benefits that zoos can bring and it entertains and informs.
Would I prefer a world where such benefits were wholly unnecessary?
Yes. But I’d like world peace and equality and all sorts that are a ways off so I’ll make do in the meantime.
And if you aren’t put off zoos generally then do visit, because these guys work hard to ensure they are relevant in the 21st century. So on that philosophical note I’ll sign off and leave you with me and my doppelgänger…
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