2007 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd prize

Chang He

Oriental Morning Post

01 January, 2006

In the years after the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, a number of zoos were built as part of a move to improve quality of life for people living in cities. Today, many zoos suffer from worn-out infrastructure and lack of funds. Costs have been going up and zoos have also been badly hit by a drop in income from ticket sales, as they are no longer popular with children who are growing used to computer games and more interactive forms of entertainment.

About the photographer

Chang He

In 2003, he joined Oriental Morning Post in Shanghai as deputy chief editor. He innovated the visuals’ workflow, teamed photojournalists with designers and photo editors, and bui...

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