Humans need communication and good relationships with others to be healthy. Animals do as well, when sociable animals are no longer meeting their social needs there stress levels increase and thus abnormal behaviors arise. These behaviors were observed in a study done on chimpanzees in zoos in the United States and United Kingdom. The conclusion was that every chimpanzee in the study exhibited abnormal behaviors (How Abnormal Is the Behaviour of Captive, Zoo-Living Chimpanzees? 2011).
According to “Do You Really Want a Baby Tiger?”, “Most people who own exotic pets find them irresistible-and manageable-when they are small (Lewis).” However, soon enough an adorable cub becomes a powerful adult. Wild animals are wild, even in captivity and are strong enough to be dangerous even without meaning to cause harm. In conclusion, despite best efforts to educate the community and pass legislation banning ownership of exotic pets, people do continue to buy and care for them. Owning an exotic pet is expensive, time consuming, and a huge responsibility. People shouldn’t be allowed to own an exotic pet but if they are thinking about owning one, they need to take a great deal of careful consideration for themselves, their surroundings, and the animal
Orcas in Captivity Orca care today has drastically worsened and is not suitable for the minimal care needed to provide for the orcas. Some may argue that keeping animals in captivity will improve their quality of life. However, animals that are reintroduced into habitats after being held in captivity fail to respond to the wilderness with optimal success. Allowing animals to survive, provide, and thrive in their natural habitat not only provides for their psychological needs, but it helps to keep the quality of the environment around them more desirable. Protecting animals in their natural habitat is a more rational plan that is prone to succeed than holding animals in a cesspool of captivity.
This demonstrates that pets are just like us, and when they are not in their natural habitat or home they can not learn new things and will not be able to experience the real animal life. Would you like to sit in a small cage for long periods of time, and not be able to do anything? Another example of why schools should not have class pets is in the article of “Pass On the Classroom Pet” it says, “Busy, noisy classrooms can be stressful, and small animals can be very adept at hiding symptoms of illness or injury (a lifesaving attribute when trying to avoid predators in the wild, but less
In the wild animals can choose their group or companion conspecific, whereas in captivity animals are allocated by humans and their choice is restricted due to limited space and a number of conspecifics. Nowadays, many animals kept in zoos are transferred between facilities for breeding to ensure species conservation and genetic diversity, or due to a lack of space or exhibit considerations. Therefore group composition changes accompanied by introductions and familiarisations of animals that are a necessary and a standard part in everyday zoo life (Guertler 2008). This also concerns animals of all age classes which should be socialised, as well as hand-reared offspring. Consequently, it is crucial to evaluate the ramifications of these processes for the whole group, including introduced as well as individuals already present in the group.
The bonobo and the chimpanzee are physiologically very similar, so much so that bonobos were considered a subspecies of the chimpanzee for quite a while before they were destinguished as their own species. While the chimp is slightly larger, they are relativaly the same. They both are terrestrial and arboreal at times; The chimpanzee makes nests in trees at night. Though they look fairly similar, the bonobo and the chimpanzees vairy wildly when it comes to social and behavioural traits. Chimpanzees live in large groups of many male and female individuals.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
According to Charles F. Hockett, human language is extremely difficult for most animals to learn because of their vocal organ structure. For many animals, they cannot produce a large proportion of vowel sounds and would have some difficulty producing some consonants because of not only the shapes of their vocal organs, but also due to the limitations of their motor center in the brain that control those vocal organs (Hockett, 1960). Species such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos go through a language production training that involves the use of the hands or through the use of symbol
People say that zoos are important for education and are a great way for people to learn about exotic animals (Agnew n.p). Researchers cannot learn as much when animals are captive, you can learn just as much or even more while they are in their natural habitat. While some believe that zoos are important for education, they also believe that zoos are necessary for the survival of species (Zoos n.p). Most zoos claim that they take in extinct and needy animals, most animals at zoos aren’t orphaned, extinct, or injured at all (Zoos n.p). Lastly, one big claim is that zoos help conservation of animals (Borrel n.p).
Its brain size was about a third of the human brain size, its teeth were larger than human teeth but smaller than ape teeth and it also had a protruding ape-like jaw. Afarensis matured at a faster rate than humans. Discovered in 1924, The Taug Child was the first evidence of early human species in Africa. The name Australopithecus Africanas literally means Southern ape. It was named for the fact that in lived in modern-day South Africa.