Your kids and wildlife

I was checking out the pictures on the link below and couldn't help feeling a tad bit uncomfortable. I'm pretty far from being a helicopter mom but at the same time I couldn't have handled this. In my mind you just NEVER know how an undomesticated animal will react. Granted, several of these are animals in zoos but in my mind that doesn't mean much.

What do you think of these pictures? They are beautiful, granted. But it wouldn't be one of my kids.
http://www.today.com/pets/wild-mom-shows-daughter…

Your kids and wildlife
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    05/23/14
    I couldn't agree more! Elephants are supposed to be very gentle animals, but you never know what will set one off and when. This picture could have had a tragic ending and probably would have ended with the elephant being shot. Personally, I disagree with zoos. Animals are neat, and children love them, but I don't believe in caging wild animals. Did you know that an elephant can run 40 miles an hour? Guess how fast it can run in a cage? Not very. I don't think it's fair to cage an animal. If you want to see animals, look at pictures in a book.
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      05/23/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I feel the same way. You just never know....I don't even like our children putting their faces in our animals faces.
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