A VISIT TO A ZOO
A visit to a zoo offers us an opportunity to see the wild
animals. Due to deforestation and urbanization, many animals are
fast disappearing. It is becoming difficult to see the wild
animals in their natural habitat as it was
Zoo is a place where we
can see different animals and birds at one place. It has great
attraction particularly for the children. A visit to a zoo gives
us both information and entertainment. We come to learn about the
Last Sunday, the
weather was pleasant. I, along with my family, visited zoo. It is
situated at a distance of twenty kilometers from our house. When
we reached the gate of the zoo, there was huge crowd there.
People were buying entrance tickets. Some of them were sharing
their excitement about the visit of the zoo. We reached there at
11.30 a.m. We bought our tickets and went inside the zoo. There
were a large number of people there.
We first visited
zoological garden. There we saw a huge lake in which different
types of water-birds were swimming. The sight of a white duck
swimming on the smooth surface of clean water was a wonderful
delight. Then, we moved ahead to enclosure where the birds were
chirping. They included sparrows, pigeons, eagles, parrots of
different colours. Their enchanting music delighted us
There were wild animals
like lions, tigers, leopards and tigresses in other enclosures.
We were frightened of the roar of the lions, but at the same time
it was awesome to see the king of the forest. When someone moved
near the enclosure, the majestic animal began to roar. Then we
moved to the den of the tiger. Its flashing glare and sharp teeth
filled us with fear. We also saw the elephants and bears. Then we
came across a big garden in which stags and deers were frisking
about. These animals were very active, sharp and smart. In one
corner of the garden there was a big tree on which a large number
of monkeys and baboons were jumping. Their tricks and pranks were
very pleasing. Some people threw bananas at them to which they
immediately tried to catch by jumping down the branches. Children
were enjoying by making faces at them.
We next halted at an
aquarium, and there were varieties of aquatic animals and birds
there. There were many species of fish. Their fidgeting in water
was really very delighting. Next to this enclosure were kept
polar bears who looked deserted and dejected.
Then we moved to a big
tank which was full of crocodiles. These mammoth animals were
very frightening where there are also other water animals. We saw
snakes like cobras and pythons. Some snakes were very
We spent five hours in
the zoo. We took a full round of it and enjoyed ourselves a lot.
We were happy to see all those animals with our own eyes about
which we read in books. The memory of the visit still fills us
with thrill and excitement.
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