This is the closest many of us will ever get to seeing animals in a somewhat natural habitat. At least they are protected and won't be hunted down like so many animals in the wild. Rhino's in South Africa were the animals most recently in the news.
So if you want to see animals that are protected, loved, and nurtured we have two zoos in our area that are now officially open. The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids and the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.