When we went to the National Zoo in July there was an exhibit of animal art made out of trash that was found in the ocean.

These were scattered throughout the zoo.  There were several near the entrance.  I heard one kid ask her father tentatively if there were any animals in this zoo that weren’t made out of trash.

Jelly fish close up

It is a good reminder that our oceans are drowning in trash.  Want to find out more about that?

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of ThemMoby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn

 

 

 


7 Replies to “Trashy Art at the National Zoo”

  1. Great reminder to not litter and pollute the environment! The artists actually created some interesting sculptures from the reclaimed trash. Pretty cool!

  2. I love these animals made from trash. I don’t see the problem with them being the only animals in the zoo. 🙂

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