The Unaccustomed Environment In Zoos

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Do you like zoos? Zoos are breeding many kinds of animals. We can enjoy seeing zoo animals, however, it may not be original appearances. These animals feel stressed by the unaccustomed environment in the zoo.
Causes of the stress for animals are the some differences of the life environment between the original habitat and the zoo. Zookeepers feed all zoo animals well, and keep their cages clean every day. In contrast, wild animals get their food, and abode by their own selves. Moreover, they seldom meet human. Consequently they are not accustomed to be cared, and seen. In addition, some kinds of animals form packs in nature, however many zoos do not usually breed these animals as packs. These differences give animals stress. Animals sometimes behave abnormal when their stresses build up. You may well have seen that animals come and go the same place a lot of times. It is one of the abnormal behaviors. There are some else abnormal behaviors. For example, to keep licking the fence, to eat dung, and to vomit up what they had eaten are abnormal behaviors too. In order to get rid of zoo animals’ stresses, Environmental enrichment is adopted. Environmental enrichment is the process of providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals in order for them to demonstrate their typical behavior, to allow them exercise control or choice over their environment, and to enhance their well-being. There are many forms of environmental enrichment. Each type has a

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