Lions And Zoos

Viral video: In this unique zoo, humans are imprisoned in cages while animals roam free

The Udayavani team, August 24, 2022, 3:34 PM IST

Screenshot from Twitter video

Needless to say, it is quite sad to see powerful wild animals like lions and tigers, imprisoned in cages and exposed to the world. These animals that otherwise roam wild and free are removed from their natural habitat and endure a life of endless captivity. However, there is a unique zoo in China where not animals, but humans are imprisoned in cages.

In a sort of role reversal, the Lehe Ledu Animal Zoo in Chongqing City, China allows animals to roam freely while humans are locked in the cage. Visitors pay to be locked in while wild animals like tigers, lions, bears stalk them! More so, huge chunks of raw meat are tied to the bars of the truck so the animals can be lured closer. In greed for food, animals approach the cage and sometimes even climb on top of the cage.

The video was shared on Twitter by Tansu YEĞEN and is captioned as follows: “It is a human zoo where the animals can see the dangerous humans in the cages”.

The clip has amassed over 827,000 views and over 5,000 retweets. One user wrote: “This is how it should be everywhere. Why put animals in cages. However, some felt it was just a bigger zoo. Another user wrote, “How is this different from the usual zoo…all I see are animals in a bigger prison…!!! But it’s still just jail time! A third said: “It’s interesting, but at the end of the day, it’s always about wild animals taken from their homes or bred in captivity and confined behind walls, for people’s viewing pleasure.