From left, Shaki, Ciro and Buddy look out from their giraffe enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque, July 2, 2016, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A year after the zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park, hundreds of animals remain behind bars and in a noisy limbo. #APPhoto by @natachapisarenko
For the past year, AP photographer Natacha Pisarenko has been documenting the condition of the animals at the park. "What I tried was to try to wait for an expression, or an action or a behavior that will identify them. And also to get to know them because it takes a long time to see what they can and cannot do. I have a photo of the gaze of a chimpanzee that says a lot because looks tell you a lot, be it in us or in animals." - Pisarenko on her approach to covering this assignment
For the next few days, we will be sharing photos from the photo essay Argentina Zoo Crisis.
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