It was time to hit the Vancouver Aquarium. It has always been puzzling for me, to see animals held in such small captivity. Dugongs in tanks less than half of a football field. I mean, imagine the ocean. There is no limit to the amount they can move around, freely. Yet it was here that I saw people watch in spectacle, as if it had never crossed their mind. So much of their basic rights as beings on this planet, just taken away, for the fleeting enjoyment of a few guests.
The aquarium is set out well, starting from one position you follow a loop through sub-tropical displays where you'll see snakes, monkeys & even sloths! It was my first time seeing a sloth up close and it was interesting to see how slow they did actually move.
Onwards & forwards through the venture and you finally reach some aquatic life. It was great to learn about and experience some of the wildlife that British Columbia has to offer. The jelly fish were super cool.
It was nearing the end of the exhibit so I wandered outside and was greeted by a few large tanks of dugongs, dolphins, otters & penguins. Oh so cute.
It disappointed me to see the penguins huddled into a corner like this. Their enclosure is quite small so I can only image their distress when there isn't much water to swim through or anything fun to excite them. They seemed scared and alone, a sad reality.
All in all, it was a good experience and worth the $20 visit. Would I go again? No.