I’m not a fan of zoos. Yeah, yeah, I get it that zoos provide an important role educating people about animals and helping to build awareness that breeds conservation impulses.
But I have also been to the zoo in Rio de Janeiro. It is painful. The first time I visited the zoo the elephant was banging its head against the wall. Nonstop.
I want the Rio zoo to be a better place. Really I do.
This latest report about the fecundity of their inhabitants is a hopeful sign. Check it out.