Modern zoos often try to mimic pristine, natural habitats when presenting animals. Penguins frolic in crystal-clear water and buffalo roam in lush grass. If zookeepers were really trying to recreate the natural world, the habitats would be far less pristine. The project “Trouble in Paradise” questions the authenticity of zoo restaging areas in a world where natural habitats are increasingly threatened.
Images courtesy of Rainer Dempf and Christoph Steinbrener.