looking for something special in the zoo

“More than 150 million people a year visit zoos and aquariums in the United States. Why do we flock to them? It’s not just a pleasant outing with family or friends, or to introduce children (whose lives are a cavalcade of animal images) to real animals, though those are still big reasons. I think people are also drawn to a special stripe of innocence they hope to find there.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/why-we-love-zoos/

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