biodome

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alex and a penguin

Last weekend we took a trip to the Biodôme de Montréal. It's the largest natural science complex in Canada (along with the Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Planetarium - places we hope to visit soon). It's been a while since we hung out with penguins, and they seemed friendly - swimming up to the glass when we'd touch a finger to it. Places like this are such an amazing educational experience, but I can't help but feel a little bad for the animals. Who knows though, maybe they're all thrilled to not have to survive the wilderness. Anyway, these are just a few of the hundreds of animals we saw in several different simulated ecosystems, including a birds of prey exhibit.



































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17 comments

  1. I totally hear you! The bidome used to be my favourite place to go in Montreal… but now with a little age and perspective, I find it difficult to be okay with these animals living in a man-made and man-controlled environment. But maybe I am just one of those wonky vegetarians who over-cares. Sigh. I can't manage the zoo here in San Diego, either—it's too sad!

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  2. Jasmine - It seems like they put in a lot of effort to make the "ecosystem" as realistic as possible here... so, I guess, at the very least, it's not as bad as those tiny rusted zoo cages.

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  3. I'm not a fan of zoos and caged animals either, however from an educational standpoint places like this can be a good thing. I went to this biodome when I was 13 on a school field trip. I thought it was really cool at the time, since I had not yet experienced much of anything outside the environment of my own backyard.

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  4. Gorgeous photos, but like you (and a couple commenters) have said... I just feel too bad for the animals and avoid going to places like this. Seeing captive birds who can't fly (very far) is one of the saddest things..

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  5. AW! What fun creatures!

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  6. It looks like you had such a FUN time! All the animals are so cute- I love the first/last pictures! And the picture of the owl is great!

    Lauren

    http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful pictures. How cute is that penguin!

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  8. That's the only place I didn't visit when I was in Montreal. After I saw your pictures I will visit next time. Great shots

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  9. excellent photography! I've found lots of nice work on your blog. thanks a lot for sharing with us.

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  10. These are AMAZING photos! They remind me of going to Australia, especially visiting the Sydney aquarium. Definitely National Geographic worthy, if not more! :)

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  11. looks incredible! Love the golden tamarins!

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  12. beautiful post!
    lovel your style =P

    xoxo

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  13. I went to this thing when I was around 13, but it looks a lot cooler than I remember it.

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  14. awwww! animals are the best.
    right now we are watching the new BBC series of animal documentaries " frozen planet" - so good.

    Beautiful pictures - once again.

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  15. Hey what type of camera are you using your photos are stunning very clear and it's like 3d lol

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  16. THAT CAT! is gorgeous. amazing creatures

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