Photos Showing How Mother Nature Reacts When We Don’t Respect Her

MAY 23, 2020 AT 01:58 AM

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Missing their native habitat

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It’s upsetting to see this giraffe reach for a fake tree painted on a wall. Giraffes don’t do well in captivity as they require space to move around.

Stress can kill

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Gus the polar bear, (1985–2013), was once the star attraction at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Over 20 million people visited his exhibit during his lifetime. In the 90s, he gained unfortunate fame when he began swimming obsessively in his pool for up to 12 hours a day. Labeled “neurotic,” “depressed,” and “bipolar,” by reporters, Gus became a sad “symbol of the stress of living in New York City”.