Endangered Ethics

A unique conservation and rehab zoo in Ecuador teaches locals and tourists about endangered species and the equatorial rainforest. The amazing encounters allowed here not only cemented bonds between people and animals, but showed how one dedicated person can make a life-saving difference for threatened animals and an entire country. Every animal in this faciilty had an amazing story, but the highlight for me was an unlikely pair -- the eagle and monkey pictured below. Enemies in the wild, best friends in rehab. The orphaned monkey would fall asleep under the eagle's gentle talons, suggesting to me that hatred and bigotry are probably not genetic.