Essay On Zoos And Aquariums

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Zoos and Aquariums
Eyes at every corner and curiosity for the world's animals, many citizens visit zoos and aquariums in wonder of the world. While citizens may be visiting the animals, animal activists lurk around in the crowd creating articles and taking notes for environmental concern. Although there is general concern as to whether animals have access to the right living conditions, Association of zoos and aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) seeks to positively impact this issue by promoting proper conservations over zoos and aquariums.
As member of the international union for conservation of nature, WAZA helps guide, encourage, and support zoo and aquatic systems. By its side is AZA, another organization
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One situation that can be pointed out is the conservation of Orcas, which are also known as killer whales. As Animal Welfare Institute states, “ captivity decreases orcas lifespan” (AWI). AWI also discusses that orcas can swim up to 100 miles per day and routinely dive to 300 feet. In reality just imagine going on a boat ride way out in the ocean, and while gazing around an orca is spotted. Its huge body rises above the waters peeking out to seek whos around, but before any photos could be taken it is gone. Argued, “ orcas are held in comparatively tiny, shallow concrete tubs, only one percent of their natural home ranges” (AWI).
Like most sea mammals, “ orcas are highly social and live in matrilineal pods that can be as large as forty individuals” (AWI). Just like the elephant situation, orcas need a wide range of habitat and the access to be social with close herds/pods. Yet unfortunately “if orcas do not meet certain needs it can lead to chance of early death, and very aberrant behavior” (AWI). If it is conservations that take in animals to better them, it is up to conservations to meet the needs of their species. In order to satisfy the life expectancy of an orca, then it is up to the people to take
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