Advantages And Disadvantages Of Zoos To Natural Environment

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Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but poor alternatives to natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos. From back in the 35000 BC until today, zoos are seen in different ways by spectators. Where one sees amusing and entertaining place, others see the horror of those poor caged animals. Boxed and shipped far away from their natural environment, set in zoos that can never have the space, food or excitement that they used to have in the. Depriving animas their freedom by keeping them in zoos has to be stopped. First of all, the loss of freedom and the living conditions for animals in zoos can cause animals to lose their minds or die prematurely. Even the best artificial environments cannot come close to match the space, diversity and freedom that animals want and need. Elephants travel in big packs; they walk up to 50 kilometers a day in the wild. However in most zoos, elephants typically have just a few acres to walk around in and a couple of other elephants if they are lucky. This deprivation…show more content…
The conservation efforts of most zoos and aquariums are very limited. Although the reintroduction of the California condor was successful, most zoos and aquariums fail to reintroduce or reinvigorate species and populations endangered in the wild. For example, hundreds of Chinese pandas have been through captive breeding but only a few have been reintroduced to their native lands and, of those, only three have survived. The elephants have been kept in zoos for decades and none of them has ever been released back into their natural environment to advance the development of decreasing wild populations in Africa or Asia. This shows that the vast majority of captive breeding programs do not release animals back into the wild and their offspring become forever part of the chain of zoos thus doing nothing for the
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