Saturday, December 5, 2009

Your Harper's Moment for the Week via Kurt

Zookeepers at the Chongqing Wild Animal Park, China, were dismayed to find that the zoo's five white tigers had become so domesticated they were scared of the live chickens they were meant to eat.

This resonates for me because in Planet Earth, the BBC series I've been talking about lately, one of the topics is the importance of habitat for animals. Besides the need to maintain biodiversity it's clear that animals who live in captivity lose their "wildness" and become basically domesticated.

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