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A Day at the Zoo

Welcome to the Beijing Zoo!
This is not at all an uncommon site in Beijing, the parents basically encourage it. Sidewalks, parks, anywhere.
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Lots of blow up thingies near the entrance.
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In Florida, I do my best to be exposed to the sun as much as possible. People here do the opposite. They've even got skin whitening creams.
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A family having a nice picnic in the perfect spot.
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Lucky lighting with this Crested Pigeon. The eye color is real and quite impressive.
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This panda looked great, and obviously had a lot of food. There was another panda which I didn't photograph, who appeared to be in horrible condition. Though, it could have been just really old. Then again, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be cared for just as much. I didn't see any food in it's enclosure and it was rocking back and forth in front of the door where the food comes from like he/she was crazy. It was a bit creepy and very sad.
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Peter, Cindy, and Besjan:
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This third panda was the Olympic sponsored panda, I think. Looks pretty comfy!
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This is inside the 3rd panda's building. Full of souvenirs and ice cream.
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One of my favorite pictures so far:
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Sadly, the aquarium was closed. Next time I go back I'll get over to it first and get some pictures.
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The zoo was nice at first, but I really began to hate it after a while:

I plan to return to the zoo to photograph more of the following, hopefully I can send them out somewhere, to a society, or some group who can do something about it. At least send them to the zoo and complain. This kind of stuff makes me sick.

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Look carefully and you can see a chunk of some hot dog looking meat being thrown down.
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Beer, Coca Cola, candy, etc. One jack-off threw a rock, I yelled at him... But, I should have thrown him down to the bear.
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The big cats weren't treated well either. The bigger cages were still too small, but full of trash that people were probably throwing at the animals. Inside, the big cats were stuck in tiny cages, like those you'd see back in the 60's in America.

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Sadly, this one came out blurry.
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Posted by Tims.Travels 22:50

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