euphoricalminds
naturepunk:

Despite going around Tumblr as a “Liger”, the animal above is actually the result of a lion/jaguar mating, and NOT that of a lion/tiger mating.
The resulting offspring is referred to as a “jaglion”, and though beautiful, these hybrid animals serve no conservation-related purpose, and exist only to satisfy human curiosity. Zoos which breed them are usually squalid roadside menageries which rely on freak or mutant animals to draw a crowd. This blatant exploitation of wildlife is another reason that roadside menageries are an insult to proper AZA-accredited zoos in the United States. 
Thankfully, rampant breeding of these animals has been discouraged due to public outcry against them. But it’s still an issue which not many people, even those who claim to be well-educated in the realm of animal welfare, are aware of. 

naturepunk:

Despite going around Tumblr as a “Liger”, the animal above is actually the result of a lion/jaguar mating, and NOT that of a lion/tiger mating.

The resulting offspring is referred to as a “jaglion”, and though beautiful, these hybrid animals serve no conservation-related purpose, and exist only to satisfy human curiosity. Zoos which breed them are usually squalid roadside menageries which rely on freak or mutant animals to draw a crowd. This blatant exploitation of wildlife is another reason that roadside menageries are an insult to proper AZA-accredited zoos in the United States. 

Thankfully, rampant breeding of these animals has been discouraged due to public outcry against them. But it’s still an issue which not many people, even those who claim to be well-educated in the realm of animal welfare, are aware of. 

imponder
boyirl:

Jeppe Hein - Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear (2007)“OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR” shines behind a two-way mirror, merging the text with images of the visitors and the surrounding space. The text references the warning sometimes found on car side-view mirrors, alerting the viewer to the optical illusion of the altered field of view. The oversized scale of the phrase juxtaposed with the two-way mirror dares the viewer to take a closer look at what he or she sees, and to question the implications of the text in the apparent closeness of the reflected objects.

boyirl:

Jeppe Hein - Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear (2007)

“OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR” shines behind a two-way mirror, merging the text with images of the visitors and the surrounding space. The text references the warning sometimes found on car side-view mirrors, alerting the viewer to the optical illusion of the altered field of view. The oversized scale of the phrase juxtaposed with the two-way mirror dares the viewer to take a closer look at what he or she sees, and to question the implications of the text in the apparent closeness of the reflected objects.