Wide footpaths separate the pens and cages housing the exhibits of this zoo located in the heart of the city, where animals captured from their natural environs are displayed for the entertainment of people who might never otherwise meet a creature larger than a stray dog. Here and there one can spy one of the zookeepers bringing buckets of feed to the creatures in captivity, whether full of fish heads for the tired-looking bear lolling along its artificially constructed cave, or full of wriggling worms to sate the birds on display in their filthy, droppings-laden cages. Along the footpaths, several stands displaying souvenirs from the zoo are peddled by bored-looking personnel wearing hats with false animal ears half-sewn to their sides.

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