Since it was a Friday, you can imagine that there were lots of people: teenagers, tourists, young expats enjoying the day-off, and of course, families. The entrance fee is only 2 dirhams per person which is really, very cheap. The sad thing there is, with a low entrance fee like that, you can bet the condition of the zoo wasn’t good at all. Lots of animals cramped in such a small area. The animals seem trapped in their cages which are just too small for them, the entire area stinks, and considering the hot climate here, I’m sure the animals suffer a lot during the summer. I really pity them, especially the bears and chimpanzees because some of them have bald spots and big sores where their fur should be. There used to be talks about building another (better) zoo somewhere for the animals, but I think it was just that: talk...no action.
Anyway, at least Caila enjoyed seeing all the animals and she’s no longer afraid of them as before. Because the zoo and the animals was such a depressing sight, we took only a few photos of our visit. Here are some of them:
|see what I mean by "cramped"?!|
|don't go too near this guy because this chimpanzee spits|
And here’s the funniest thing we saw that day
|live show of the old tortoises doing their thing ;)|
Caila said they were fighting (whew!)
|I hope the day comes soon when ALL of us are smiling and looking at the camera|