As an animal lover I must admit I totally disagree with the zoos. And while there is still a long way until humans will understand that all wild animals must roam freely, this place seems to find the perfect solution. The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in China turns tables on visitors. There, the animals roam free while the humans who want to see them are caged.
Therefore if you love getting close to wildlife but despair at the thought of an animal living in a cramped, man-made enclosure, you should definately visit this unique place. According to The Daily Mail, the one-of-a-kind zoo acknowledges that humans have encroached upon animals’ natural habitats, therefore, should pay them a visit – but in a safe, secure vehicle.
For those who really want to experience how it feels like getting closer to a lion or a tiger, the Lehe Ledu Zoo offers this unique opportunity. And since the visitors are in safe vehicles you can get as closest as possible to those huge beast without any danger. The tourists also have the possibility to feed the animals. But only under the guidance of the zoo’s staff and with specific food.
There are still some critics who said that feeding the felines by visitors is neither safest or best idea. According to zoo spokeswoman Chan Llang, however, visitors are aware of the dangers and have been warned “to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
“We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being stalked and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks,” Llang said. Since the place open its gates back in 2015, it was sold out for three months. Despite the danger it looks like people prefer to visit wild animals in their natural habitat!