Sunday, 15 November 2009

Mini Zoo in Temburong

I've slept so well at the centre for the past few days. The generator switches off at 11 at night when everything becomes completely dark and silent. The night is cool and quiet. I marveled at how wonderful this basic facility has accommodated us. I marveled at the serenity of a jungle so wild and savage. This is yet another experience added onto what I build my life on.

Alas, it was time for us to leave. We made a brief stop at the mini zoo. After watching a few of the animals, I feel sad for the animals. Not so much that they are cage as most animals are caged in zoos but rather, they have no audience to love them. The zoo looked poorly maintained and uninteresting though many animals of interest are kept there. They're probably better off left in the wild.

This is supposedly a sun bear lazing around

A few cages, sparsely separated from one another

A big herd of deers

A friendly deer left its big herd and came running all the way to us, probably for food.

A small yet ferocious weasel. It kept hissing at us when we went near. Perhaps, it can't see during the day, being a nocturnal animal and was threatened by our presence?

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