Life with No Parole

A female chimpanzee in the Dehiwela Zoo outside Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo. Once one of the best zoos in Asia, the Dehiwela zoo is now nothing more than a prison for animals with terrible conditions. Animal numbers have dwindled in recent years from official neglect that often verges on the criminal. Many animals are malnourished and close to starvation, with food rations being stolen by the keepers entrusted with looking after the creatures. They are also constantly tormented by visitors who are not supervised by zoo authorities. Animal rights activists in Sri Lanka are now petitioning the government to close down the zoo.Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 90mm, 1/125, f/5.6, and ISO 200.


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