Tokyo Diaries #2 — Animal worries

Been to the Zoo. In fact, I expected more, maybe because I am used to such beautiful zoos as Berlin Tiergarten or the even more impressive Hannover Zoo. Ueno Zoo is rather small, it only has some animals, and quite a lot of them were local ones.

But what shocked me even more was the condition of some of the animals. An elephant lady stood in a corner, head towards an exit that had been chained off, and she did nothing but move her head around using always exactly the same path—something like a turned eight.

I watched her while I ate my lunch (which was for a long time, considering the fact that I never ate a whole noodle dish with chopsticks before with a dozen of Japanese people watching me suspiciously). She did not do anything else. I wish I could have helped her.

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