Downtown Denver Aquarium
I (N.) would like you to meet Scooter. He was a very accommodating iguana model who hangs outside the Downtown Denver Aquarium in the reptile petting zoo. He turned his head this way and that, moved forward and backward all the while constantly ensuring I was photographing his “good side.”
Since he was so accommodating I prefer the pictures of him to most of those that I took while we were actually in the aquarium.
They didn’t all come out so-so. I’m particularly fond of the one above and below.
What I didn’t understand really was why the Downtown Denver Aquarium had tigers.
I suppose if they were rescued then it’s okay but I would prefer captivity to death or abuse but the animals must be miserable there. It’s not like one of the zoos that have large open areas that replicate their natural habitat this was a small enclosed space with fake plants and people constantly watching. During the hour or so we were there the tiger in the picture kept pacing from one end to another which was truly a sad sight. The other simply slept- they were both dealing with the crippling captivity in there own way I guess.