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Ueno zoo panda's return to China delayed again due to pandemic

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Canada sent their panadas back to China mid-pandemic bc of the lack of bamboo.

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@Pepepopo: I completely agree.

I can understand the draw of a zoo 100+ years ago, when travel was less common, the internet didn't exist, neither did color television, so people didn't know what an elephant actually looked like. But in the modern Internet-of-Cats world, there's really no need for a smelly, morally-bankrupt, depressing animal-jail to exist at all.

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The only reason Japanese little kids wanna go to the zoo is to see a panda. The longer she stays the more money the zoo can make.

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The only reason Japanese little kids wanna go to the zoo is to see a panda. The longer she stays the more money the zoo can make.

I thought that zoos were supported solely by air and sunlight..

Wow, you're a genious, now I can see the light, lol !!..

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Pandas and koala bears are the lucky ones. Other less cute animals are the unlucky ones. I've seen too many monkeys with mental illnesses. Haven't been inside a Japanese zoo for a very very long time.

Canada sent their panadas back to China mid-pandemic bc of the lack of bamboo.

Countries in the west and Japan will also be lacking in a lot of other things soon.

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Pepepopo said it all. Also, Japan spends too much money to China for these animales. It’s like over 1 million USD to least a Panda.

The tech at this point could be used for a virtual zoo that could reference all wildlife in their natural environment showing the location so people could have a deeper understanding of where and how these wonderful creatures live. The humans on this planet are destroying the natural habitats and The extinction rate is getting higher and higher which is something very few are talking about.

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There are literally hundreds of David Attenborough videos available, many of them for free, which can provide children and adults alike with far more interesting information and views of animals in their natural habitats, with the amazing visual quality of the BBC's extraordinary photography and Attenborough's engaging narration. Who needs zoos?

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Of course, one experience zoos offer that is not available on line is the aroma of animal cages. An unforgettable memory of mine is of being taken to a zoo by my aunt when about 8 years old. I stood watching the jaguar with fascination when he suddenly peed several metres from his cage straight into my face. Another close encounter of the undesirable kind came years later when I was alone in my campsite a few kilometres above Pahalgam in the Kashmiri Himalayas when on the other side of the fire appeared a panther. We stared at each other for a heartstopping moment, I doing my best to project friendly intentions, until he turned back into the shadows. I really prefer my big cats to be virtual.

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