A Chimp Posted on Monday, 25th February , 2013 by Stephen G. Hipperson Likeness of a chimp, watching the world go by, in it’s glass fronted confinement. There, but for the grace of God, go I ? ——–Stephen——– Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
Excellent portrait shot! You can see the intelligence in those eyes and it makes me very sad to see him/her behind glass..
When I originally wrote my foot note ‘There, but for the grace of God, go I? I was putting a thought thread into my previous post. But it now occurs to me that perhaps it’s the ape that’s looking at us thinking that. 😉
Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.
I found your words very poignant and even disturbing. I dislike zoos, zoos make me feel sad and unhappy with the human race.
Zoos usually make me pretty reflective – but ultimately I feel they are a valuable point of reference for education of our children – and somewhere to get a refresh on what humanity means to the world.
Education is important and a visit to the zoo is what we make it but I don’t like that we put ourselves first and foremost at cost. I acknowledge that this is a pretty compartmentalized reaction because I’m not a vegetarian, but confining animals for show … don’t mean to turn your post into a philosophical debate.l 😉
Never worry about such things on my posts.
I used to keep tropical fish, never really felt comfortable doing that.
That’s a very moving shot Stephen – so much character in his/her face.
Yes. I suspect in reality it’s waiting for it’s lunch.
It’s a lovely shot! Therefor the ‘like’ – but not for the fact that these guys are kept confined. They seem so sad and almost human when you look into their eyes. We used to have a big guy like that in the Antwerp zoo – resigned and sad looking. It broke my heart to see him…
Perhaps they are in the safest place – bearing in mind the slaughter that takes place in their native land.
You do have a point there of course…