Zoo Lujan : The polemic Zoo Lújan . BUT let's start from the beginning ...
'' Zoo Lujan ... Together in the same place ''
I've been 4 times in Buenos Aires ( Argentina ), and this was my fifth time . Well, Argentina is a very close country to Brazil ( 2 hour / plane trip ) , so it's very easy to go there. But on my last time in Buenos Aires ( January 2014 ) , I could learn a lot of new things ... I lived there as a true Argentine citizen , and decided to learn all about the music culture of Argentina, about the history, about politics... There are MANY things to share with you, guys, so I will start with the most ''polemic'' : The Zoo Lújan .
But you must be wondering: Why this zoo is so polemic? Well ... And I will explain !
Lújan is a city that is 2 hours from Buenos Aires . To go to Luján , is better picking up a special van that makes trip to the zoo , the main attraction of the city .
I did it , and it was very quiet . But upon arriving at the Zoo ... Well , I started to get a bit disappointed .
At the Zoo website, the price was 100 pesos per person . Arriving at the Zoo , the price had changed : 200 pesos . 200 pesos is very expensive for a price in Argentina. Also in the Zoo, there's no paved road : You need to walk in the dirt ground , and it was raining , so, the ground was wet . Another problem : At the zoo , there are ostriches , llamas and geese walking , and they make their needs on the ground (and yes , I stepped on several ) . Looks awful , is not it? But why I entered the zoo ? Well ..
The Lujan Zoo is known for giving the opportunity to a close contact with the animals . You can come face to face with a lion or a tiger , carrying a lion cub on your lap , give food to bears and elephants , hold a snake ...
This Animal X Human contact makes many people question how you can afford to kiss a lion between his eyes and not be attacked . Some people say that animals are doped , but I have not seen it .
In truth , the animals have a beautiful look ! The animals are well cared for, have a strong and healthy food, they are excited and playful ... I would enter in the cage of the white tiger, but I stayed too scared after seeing that he was a lit bit ''excited '' and a bit angry . In a moment , this white tiger quarreled a bit with another Bengal tiger in the cage . What happened? Well... This White tiger almost fell over a boy who was there to take a picture with him . The funniest : A dog made the two tigers calm down ... And I'll tell you why .
All wild animals ( lion, tiger, puma ) are created as puppies ; They breastfeed in the dog and see the dog how his mother ; The Zoo Lújan says this is why the animals are so docile . I could see lil tigers being nursed by a dog , and was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in mine life!
And then, the time came to meet the great lion, named ''Allah''.
When I entered the cage, I stayed amazed and delighted, and I wasn't afraid: For me, Allah was a kitten and I was willing to hug him, I swear! hahaha
The lion handler allowed me to give milk for him, and it was very cute! I could pet him, and it was a unique experience ...
Me and Allah !
Allah...He is sooo beautiful !
I went to visit the lil lions too , only 7 months, aww !
Soon after, I could feed a brown bear. When I saw that bear in front of me, I was again willing to hug him, lol. So cute! He seemed to be a little doll ! Then I stayed watching him bathing in a pool, and it was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
So I went to my experience with the elephant ... I was blown away!
There were other animals there, a lot ! The animals seemed very healthy, and I saw so much affection and love there, but the conditions of the Zoo are very precarious . I am praying for someone to buy that Zoo and make something decent; The zoo looks like a farm, and the feces of animals along the way and the strong smells are very unpleasant. Unfortunately, I had to put my new shoes in the trash after my visit to the zoo.
I don't plan to go back to the zoo, and is the kind of attraction to do once in your life, and never again. Unfortunately, the Zoo need to better treat the visitors ...