The Zoo Where Animals Roam Freely While Humans Are In Moving Cages

By: Anuradha

Most of us like to see wild animals and observe their natural behaviors. But we hardly get the chance to observe them or watch their ‘natural’ behavior as most of our national zoos do not let us have this opportunity. Most of the times animals are caged and therefore, instead of watching their true behavior we watch them either sleeping or looking bored through their caged cells.

However, at the Lehe Ledu wildlife Zoo in China, you will get a different experience as they have given total freedom to animals and instead have caged humans. You can get so close to wild animals without being prey for them and this will surely give you the kind of experience that you want in life. 

According to The Daily Mail, the zoo acknowledges that humans have invaded animal’s natural habitats and therefore, when they visit animals here, they should do that in a safe secure vehicle while animals would be given the freedom to roam freely.

In order to attract animals, chunks of meat are tied to the outside of vehicles and tourists are given the chance to have a very close look of them.

Tourists are also given the chance to offer food to lions, tigers, and bears through a small opening in the vehicle and live chicken is reportedly a favorite for the animals as it inspires them to leap on the vehicle to get the grub.

However, many people have also criticized that there is a very close distance between animals and humans and that ‘accidents are waiting to happen’.

According to the zoo spokesperson, Chan Llang, visitors are aware of the danger have been warned: “to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at times because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast”.

She said, “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”.

With countries like Costa Rica closing all of its zoos, will this type of park become the new norm everywhere?

Photo Credit: CEN