A Visit to A Zoo
A Visit to A Zoo :
Our school broke up for the winter vacations. One day I went to Vandalur zoo with my friends. The entry was by tickets. We went up several steps to purchase the tickets. Then we entered the zoo.
We walked up and down. A deep canal ran parallel to the footpath. Beyond the canal there were small trees. The cages of the birds were hanging down the branches of the trees. Their multi-coloured feathers gleamed into sunlight.
Next we saw a small water pond with many kinds of birds swimming in it. It was interesting to see new birds in an enclosure. They twittered, chirped and whistled. They presented nature’s voice. It was pleasing indeed to hear them. We saw many birds there - sparrows, nightingales and owls of different colours set in the closed cage. The owls sat with closed eyes lost in thoughts. We bade a silent farewell to those philosophers among birds and walked on.
We visited the tigers, lions and bears shut in cages. We saw some hippos and also a rhino. We heared the loud roar of a lion. One tiger was in a fit of anger. The tiger was strong and handsome. I was reminded of Blake’s lines.
“What immortal hand or eye dare frame the fearful symmetry?"
Then we enjoyed a boat cruise. I enjoyed it most. We also saw many other fauna like crocodiles, snakes, frogs, fish ad a hundred other creatures. They all felt at home in the zoo. Last of all we saw different kinds of monkeys.
We passed many happy hours in the zoo. It was a pleasing experience for all of us.
A Visit to A Zoo
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Essay No. 01
A visit to a zoo
A visit to zoo gives us true knowledge about the birds and animals. We can see the wildlife in their natural state in the zoo. It is a place of great recreation and information.
I am an animal lover. I wish to see various types of animals. Once I got an opportunity to visited by thousands of people every day. It has a large number of different kinds of animal’s birds, reptiles and snakes. They are kept in cages and are most carefully looked after.
The zoo at Luck now is situated in a open space near Hazratganj. It is visited by thousands of people every day. It has a large number of different kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and snakes. They are kept in cages and are most carefully looked after.
We bought two tickets and entered the zoo through the main gate. We first visited the tank, the water of which was green, ducks, fish, cranes and other water birds were swimming happily on its surface. They presented a very beautiful sight.
Then we saw the monkeys. They were of various colors. These monkeys climbed up the trees and swung from their branches. They played several tricks and we felt amused by those tricks. Some of the monkeys made faces at us. A monkey with a black face amused himself by looking at his face in a mirror.
After this, we went to a very big enclosure. A lion and a lioness lived in it. They looked to be very furious and wild. The lioness was basking in the sun while the lion was striking her with his paw. Perhaps he was making love with the lioness. Near their enclosure were large cages in which there were tigers, leopards, panthers and wolves. These animals were roaring and wagging their tails.
Then we saw a rhinoceros behind big enclosure. It seemed to be having the strength of a giant. We also saw crocodiles lying on the bank of an artificial channel. They seemed to be dead. There were also the giraffes, the zebra, the kangaroos, the ostriches and the elephants. We also saw several camels in a sandy patch.
Thereafter we saw a large august of Snakes. They were of different sizes and colors. They were kept in glass cages and looked very fearful. We saw some water snakes as well. I was told by a guide that some of the snake was extremely poisonous. I saw some green snakes which looked like the boughs of a green plant.
We spent nearly four hours in the zoo. The visit added vastly to my knowledge. I felt that I had visited a new world. It was quite a rewarding experience to visit a zoo.
Essay No. 2
A Visit To A Zoo
I was going to Faizabad with my father. I expressed my desire to see the zoo at Lucknow on the way. He agreed and we got down at Lucknow. He deposited our luggage in clock- room.
After taking our bath and heavy refreshment we hired a tonga and reached the zoo. We bought our tickets and entered the zoo. As we entered the compound, we saw a small house surrounded by a wire net. Inside it, we saw a number of snakes of all sizes and colours. For the first time in my life, I saw a grey snake a as thin as the small finger. There were snakes called pythons. They seemed to be two or three quintals heavy.
Then we saw a tank full of all kind of coloured fish. They were leaping about and swimming beautifully in the clear water. In another tank we saw small hills and rocks on which a crocodile was basking. It got down and disappeared in the water. There were many crocodiles on the land. Some were dozing. Some were taking rest under the tree.
We also saw many kinds of birds of all kinds and colours. The ostrich was as large as the camel. There was a large number of bright red little robins. They were singing. It was all a beautiful scene. I saw many kinds of monkeys also the were black, white and red, big and small. The peacocks were dancing merrily. There were white peacocks. It belongs to Japan. It was my first chance to see a white peacock. There were many kinds of monkeys and parrots – very small and very big like kite.
Then I saw the deer and rhinoceros. The rhinoceros was a big animal with a heavy thick skin. He was surrounded by the iron bars. In fact all the animals in a cage were surrounded by a bar fence.
The most interesting thing was the wonderful sight of tigers moving about freely in the open behind the enclosures. Their place was surrounded by a broad ditch of water. So we had nothing to fear. We also saw the King of the forest, the lion. I had never seen a lion before. So I was wondered and frightened. The lion had a brown colour. His body was bare but he had long hair on his neck. His head was large and the eyes were bright and shining. Sometimes he yawned and showed his large teeth and big mouth. I saw many other wild beasts like the panther, the leopard, and other whose names I could not know. I read the labels on every door and knew what animals there were.
We returned to station with a lasting impression on our mind. Now we’re had to go to Faizabad with a memory. It was a new experience. It was a learning without class room. It increased my knowledge. Everybody must see the zoo when it is possible.
Essay No. 03
The Zoo Animal I Like Most
The zoo is a place where different kinds of animals are kept. I have been to the zoological park in Delhi several times and I have liked most of the animals and even birds such as lions, tigers, deer, monkeys, bears, wolves, apes, chimpanzees, rhinoceroses, zebras, kangaroos, yaks, parrots, crows, sparrows, pigeons, cranes, storks, doves cuckoos, nightingales, swallows, sea-gulls, skylarks. etc.
I don’t think it will be rude on my part if I name a particular among all these animals and birds which I like most. And when I name this animal, all may not accept my choice to be an ideal one.
It must be admitted that linking of things and creatures are always individual and may not always be much explained or even if explained, such explanations given may not always sound convincing.
Now, breaking all suspense, I must declare that I like the lion most. I need not remind anybody that the lion is proverbially known as the king of the forest. As such, it is a wild animal who detests being kept in chains. In spite of this the lion is there caged in the zoo behind them, steel bars as if it were a ruthless murderer or a criminal who has committed some heinous crime. What foil this sacrifice by a king, may be the king of the forest? Only for the recreation, amusement and entertainment of human beings like me.
So, I must be full of gratitude to the lion for his being in the zoo for me or for the likes of me. Even otherwise, the lion has a dignified demeanour. It has a large head and large mouth with sharp teeth. A thick long mane of hair hangs from its neck. It has a large body. It is generally of golden colour though a few white lions are also there in the world. It has strong paws. It eats flesh of other animals. Another animals are afraid of it. When it roars, it sends a shudder through their frames.