No one is ignorant of the fact that animals in zoos do not really have the time of their lives. Animals in zoos are not only caged and neglected, their way of life, too, is taken away from them.
So, this zoo in China has devised an effective and reasonable plan, without disrupting the lives of the wild animals. Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in Chongqing City cages humans and lets the wild animals roam free. A cage, filled with people is driven around the park to show animals in an open habitat.
Chickens are used as bait to attract the animals, so that the visitors can see them from real close up. Visitors can also offer food to these animals through a small opening in the wired mesh that separates them from the predators.
Animals here include Bengal tigers, white tigers and even bears. Chan Liang, spokesperson of the zoo said to OddityCentral, “We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being stalked and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks. The guests are warned to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
You need to have prior bookings to venture into the predators’ terrain. When the zoo was opened in 2015, it was booked for three months straight and people rushed to feed these animals.
Look how the tables have turned!
H/T: Daily Mail
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