Last week my friend Ana asked me to visit the zoo with her, as she wanted to sightsee as much as possible in Berlin before moving to Paris. Known for keeping the largest number of species out of any zoo in the world, I was curious about the Tiergarten Zoo but a little hesitant: Zoos make me sad! My experiences in the past have involved watching obnoxious tourists shout at the animals trying to get their attention, or witnessing a polar bear or giraffe on display at a smaller zoo without a partner. What a lonely existence. So I agreed to go with Ana to the zoo, but asked her to dress up for me as an animal to visit the animals. It's just a different, more interesting way to see the zoo – and we certainly got a few strange looks from the zoo-goers!
Photos: Ana tries to eat the animals, Tiergarten Zoo, Berlin, 2013