As a kid the zoo made an amazing impact on my life. Getting to see such wonderful animals up close shaped the beauty of how magnificent the world was in many different perspectives. Sadly, in today’s time I don’t view the zoo as a magnificent place, but more of a money guzzling hell for animals. The amount of animal deaths a year are not caused by natural selection, but mainly caused by animals committing self-harm to the other animals or people. A certain case I’d like to shine light upon is Tilikum the SeaWorld killer whale.
Being the most obvious, the pacing of big cats (lions, tigers, cheetahs etc.) is being misunderstood by many visitors. Wild lions normally spend an average of 20 hours per day sleeping, but studies had shown that captive lions spend around 45% of their day pacing. This behavior of walking back and forth is a major sign of distress. In the book, Wild Animals in Captivity written by Rob Laidlaw, he explained his unexpected discovery of the lizard’s behaviors between two different lizards he encountered.
Part three is written mainly as a transcript between Pi and two officials, with inserts of first person comments from the author. At the beginning of the novel we are introduced to a sixteen year old boy named Piscine Molitor Pi for short. Pi reflects from an older age on his high school and college life in Toronto and even further back into his childhood growing up in Pondichery. It is revealed that Pi has had to endure great suffering and has found solace in zoology and religious practices. We learn that his father once ran a Pondichery zoo teaching him and his brother, ravi, about the dangerous nature of wild animals by feeding a goat to a tiger.
Parks claim that conservation is the main reason they are open, but nearly half of all organizations spend 1% of their revenues in conservation (Zoos Hurt Conservation). So what does that really say about zoos and sea-parks? Ultimately, zoos and sea-parks should be banned. The limited space given to animals is not enough for any of them, it is like being imprisoned. The enclosures lack plenty of the nature found in wildlife.
One of the most common ways of abusing it is starving and beating them up. For example, monkeys who are in training are starved to a point where they have no choice but to act for the reward, which is food. In conclude, there is both advantages and disadvantages of having a zoo. On one hand they help in the conservation of animals nearing extinction, on the other animals are being mistreated and encourages the idea of human superiority. In my opinion, zoo should not be abolished as they are conserving endangered species and provide the general public with a valuable educational experience but under a strict law which protects the animal from
Growing up I had my own idea of what a zoo was, a place like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo full of beautiful animals and dedicated to education, research, and conservation. After persistent research I have come to find that not all zoos are the same. Zoos can range from nationally ranked research facilities to makeshift “monkey-shows” dedicated to profit. The debate of whether zoos are ethical can be easily split between animal rights activists and zoo advocates. Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world.
The main priority of a zookeeper is the animals and everything that goes along with them. Due to zookeepers needing to have knowledge of the animals this means that they typically need a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, or animals science and experience in the field is important. Internships are great for hands on experience along with colleges such as Moorpark College in California and Santa Fe community college in Gainesville, Florida. Colleges such as those allow for hands-on experience with their teaching zoos and boost your chances of getting a job as a zookeeper. Those colleges are typically taken after you complete a degree in an animal related field before attending
Zoos treat animals poorly, care more about profit, and rob them from having normal lives. First, zoos treat their animals very poorly and are cruel to them. For example, an article from ABC News.go talks about a sloth bear at the Toledo Zoo that died of dehydration because zoo officials thought she was pregnant. They denied food and water for weeks. The zoo animals have to live in tiny, filthy, and barren enclosures.
The relationship between individual and landscape shapes the worldview of individuals and how they react to their surroundings; the relationship shapes the landscape according to the individual’s treatment and the contents of the landscape. The Pondicherry Zoo in India is where Piscine Molitor Patel was raised, it is a sanctuary and a home for him. All of the knowledge Pi needed for his survival came from what he had learned at the Pondicherry Zoo. He grew up observing animals and the zookeepers that were required to interact with them. He observed
Keeping some crickets in his habitat is a good way to keep him busy pouncing around on those creatures. Although bearded dragons are nice creatures, a top to his case will be very necessary because they can climb. And for everyone to be safe, he needs to stay in his home. Bearded dragons are cool and quiet animals to show and teach your kids about because they are omnivores, you can let them see how some animals eat both plants and animals. Bearded dragons would be a good class pet because they are easily cared for, but are super interesting and unique pet to show your kids.