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ۧ@vGLuis Limchiu (sle2006) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 75] (603)
۾GCanon 300D REBEL, 100mm f/2.8Macro58
ExposureGf/3.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo VersionGOriginal Version
Theme(s)GNatural stripes [view contributor(s)]
G2006-06-26 13:59
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Taken at Avilon Zoo, I just like the way this tiger seem to posed for the image.
Heres something I found about zoos in thebigcatrescue.

Study finds zoo visitors spend little time viewing animals even nearly extinct species
Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Kansas State Collegian

Zoos tout their educational endeavors, but like the person who visits Sunset Zoological Park to "get out of the house," zoos are little more than easy distraction. Dale Marcellini, a curator at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., conducted a study of zoo visitors in which he and several colleagues watched, tracked and listened to more than 700 people over the course of a few summers.

His study concluded that zoos are little more than backdrops for people's other preoccupations. The visitors' conversations dealt not with the animals but with their own lives. When people did remark on an animal, the most common words Marcellini recorded were derogatory.

The study found that almost 60 percent of visitors' time was spent walking from place to place, almost 10 percent was spent eating, and other chunks of time went to resting, bathroom breaks and shopping.

People spent less than eight seconds per snake and one minute with the lions. Pere David's deer, expected to be extinct when the last captive deer dies, rated a mere 27 seconds.

It's not just visitors who are disinterested. Even a former director of the renowned Zoo Atlanta, for example, said of the animals, "They're the last thing I worry about with all the other problems."

Jennifer O'Connor

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Excelent, refreshing pose on this tiger. S little noisy but still a great photo.

Hi Luis, great photo of this giant cat.
The photo could be better if his feet were complete on the photo.
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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-26 15:30]

Hello Luis,
You got the tiger in a funny looking pose. Good details and compo, although a part of the paws is missing. Interesting note about zoos, maybee we should rething the purpose of them. Probably only the ones who have breeding programs for endengered species are usefull.

very good portrait tigers!! very nice;-)

Hi Luis,
An excellent shot of this Zoo tiger.I am basically against zoos unless animals are kept there for scientific study.Keeping the beautiful birds and animals of the wild in Zoos for public viewing,in my personal opinion,is a crime against God.

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