Outsider Art Kangaroos at the Beijing Zoo

I wasn’t much impressed with the Beijing zoo.  Quite the contrary…  I was absolutely horrified. We left depressed.  (See this story for a hint of the madness.)

But on the upside, while we saw no live kangaroos, we did happen on these lovely grazing sculptures, made from pieces of found wood. It felt more like something you’d see made from North Carolina driftwood…

My favorite’s the last one, so minimal, and so cute.




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6 Responses to Outsider Art Kangaroos at the Beijing Zoo

  1. stickypikelet says:

    Well, much cheaper than the real thing I guess… and less space needed!!!

  2. Dean Pickles says:

    Haha– so true! Weirdly, the park was mammoth, but all the animals were in tiny concrete cells. These guys at least were free to roam.

  3. nrozier says:

    This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "All zoos are prisons. But the Beijing Zoo is death row"–Lonely Planet China

  4. Dean Pickles says:

    That quote is amazing. And so, so, so sadly true.

  5. Felix says:

    The zoo people are probably thinking”We fooled them!”

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