I can’t believe Allan Anderson’s (4/1, Letters) solution to help our beautiful zoo is to reduce the spacious habitats the zoo provides for its wild animals, sell some of the land and create a “smaller, denser zoo.”
Although there is a little extra walking from one beautiful habitat to another, I love the idea that the animals have space to roam. It’s not the mall — it’s a zoo.
People need to stop thinking about what is convenient for themselves and maybe take a little interest in the real reason many zoos exist: to educate us about the animals that are threatened or endangered in the world around us.
I couldn’t love our zoo more. If it’s too much exercise, then don’t bring your lazy bottoms there. If it’s too hot, go to the gym. Just stop whining.