The Dehiwela Zoo is a cesspool of disease and depression and deprivation and just… well, shit.
Literally, but more importantly, not so literally.
They sat dejected in large pits, often all alone, their delicate chimpanzee hair falling over their eyes in signature emo-style. And the most FuckMyLife-look I have ever seen (on human or otherwise) on their highly intelligent faces.
Last I remember (prolly five years ago) the lions at the zoo always reminded me of kickass scenes from Lion King. Proud, kingly.
Yes that’s an actual word. Maybe.
The babies had fright in their eyes as the crowd grew thicker and louder. One baby elephant with big watery eyes tried to move towards its mother but its leg-chain held it back.
Lots of pits were empty or just had a loner in it- the rest clearly dead or sent away à la putrid conditions.
The birds just stood around doing nothing like the boring douchebags they are. Can’t blame the zoo for that one rly.
Though the sight of majestic white eagles stuck in small room-size cages was tragic.
No wonder that bear stood up and got the crowd excited but then was just all ‘fuk u guys!11’ and turned around and went to sleep.
So fuck you, Dehiwela Zoo. I don’t know why the general sane masses let alone animal rights authorities haven’t given you more than a slap on the wrist for being such a neglectful asshole to animals whose lives are purely in your hands, but if I could I would just open those cages and let the face-eating lemurs and rabid rapist monkeys loose on the government shiteaters who run the place.