The Five Most Miserable-Looking Animals at the Arizona State Fair

It seems like many of the animals on display every year at the Arizona State Fair are a bit, well, uncomfortable in their tiny cages and cramped habitats. 

While livestock and animals are as much a part of the fair as greasy eats and thrill rides, some of these captive creatures that are viewed by the public appear somewhat sad and unhappy.

And while you're not going to find us humming a few bars from "Born Free" or anything (and we're sure that all the animals are well-fed in captivity), here's our list of some of the more miserable-looking beasts we saw during a recent trip to the fair.

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