Both times I have gone to the Toronto Zoo it has been ridiculously hot and it clearly shows on the animals that have outdoor habitats. Sometimes I catch myself thinking, why can’t they be more active, look more lively and it always brings me back to the fact that they are kept in small areas in many instances conditions they would never face in their natural habitats. I reflect a lot on the photos I take and I always find the apes to overall appear sad. That being said they are sometimes playful. As long as there are zoos I will continue going and photographing, hoping every time to capture something different and unique.