It wasn't until my last trip to the zoo at age 14, did I see the sadness of zoo. The facade of wonder, had been lost, and instead I saw a single path worn through the grass of an enclosure, where a white tiger traveled the same line, back and forth, looking sad and forlorn. It was that day I vowed to never set foot in a zoo again.
I had never really categorized aquariums in the same way, but I think that is because they seemed to be more free (maybe it was the aspect of water and the sheer size of the tanks).
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It was truly heartbreaking documentary which focused on the trainers and whales alike and the consequences of working together for each of the duo.
I would recommend this documentary for everyone to watch, as it really makes you question the humanity of keeping animals in captivity.
Explorer Fact 1: As of June 2013, there are 45 captive Orcas and out of these 45, 32 were born in captivity.
Explorer Fact 2: Tilikum is the 1st surviving Orca which is a grandfather.