Artists Recreate Toxic Habitats in Vienna Zoo

| 6/25/2009 10:26:04 AM

Fish Waste

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.

Rhino Car

(Thanks, Pruned.)

Source: Dempf/Steinbrener

Images courtesy of Rainer Dempf and Christoph Steinbrener.

julie kate hanus
6/26/2009 2:26:03 PM

Man, those are amazing images!

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