Rotterdam, My City. - Gorillas in Blijdorp

Yesterday, I visited the gorillas in the Blijdorp Zoo. I never know what to think about apes in captivity. I do not like that we, as humans, keep these beautiful intelligent animals in captivity. At the same time I understand that we're also not able to protect their environment in the wild, and that it is crucial to educate our children about them. But in the end, it still just doesn't feel right. These wonderful beings do not belong behind bars.

Photo: Gorilla in the Blijdorp Zoo, photo by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM).

Photo: Gorilla in the Blijdorp Zoo, photo by Barend Jan de Jong (Canon 5D mkII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM).