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These Photos Of Captive Animals Will Make You Think Twice Before Going To The Zoo Again

Jo-Anne McArthur is a Canadian photographer and animal rights activist who will release her second book entitles 'Captive' in October 2017. The book will explore the relationships between animals in zoos and their visitors, through over one hundred photos of zoos and aquaria from around the world. All photos were taken from the perspective of the public, and as McArthur told The Washington Post , aim to show the animals as "individuals," as opposed to representatives of their species. The photos are unusual and at times arresting, featuring solitary animals juxtaposed against gawking crowds, suburbia and the barriers that keep them enclosed. McArthur appreciates that her work could be construed as 'one sided' and welcomes this criticism, explaining that 'it's important to remember that zoos are one-sided.'
What follows is a selection of photos from McArthur's book, paired with her captions
Via: The Washington Post

a new book with photos of captivated animals
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This very smart chimp knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to ask for it. Zoo visitors got to see just how smart chimpanzee's are when one in particular saw a bag filled with drinks and bananas. You would think they want to banana, but the funny Chimp asked for the drink instead! 

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Zoos Are Pairing Cheetahs With Dogs For “Emotional Support"

Dogs have long been considered man's best friend, but their characteristics of loyalty and protectiveness have also earned them the lesser known title of "cheetah's best friend." That's right; dogs are being used more and more frequently to assist in conservation efforts to preserve the endangered cheetah in captivity.  

Zoos gives shy cheetahs dogs for emotional support
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As if he could sense her pregnancy. A sweet story to tell the kids one day.