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The Zoo Story - Edward Albee once said, "Every honest work is a personal or private yowl, a statement of one's individual pleasure or pain". The Zoo Story shows the attempt of the character Jerry to make a statement about himself, his life, his pleasure, his pain. It is, in effect, his "yowl." Language is his means. Albee shows that language does indeed have the potential to "facilitate authentic communication" between Jerry and Peter (738). As the play begins, Jerry announces that "every once in awhile I like to talk to somebody, really talk; like to get to know somebody, know all about him." He is eager to identify with someone, anyone really....   [tags: The Zoo Story Essays] 560 words
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The Role of Women in The Zoo Story - The Role of Women in The Zoo Story Although the women characters in "The Zoo Story" are never front and center staged, they have leading roles in shaping the conditions and sensibilities of Jerry and Peter. The women referred to by each of the male characters affects, or has affected, their perceptions and routines in life. Jerry has had many encounters with various women, while Peter speaks only of three. The quantity of women roles in each man's life is not the dominate cause of their behaviors; it is the quality of the women....   [tags: Zoo Story Essays] 715 words
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Observing Chimpanzees at The Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest Exhibit at Dallas Zoo - I observed chimpanzees in the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest exhibit at the Dallas zoo. These African apes, like humans, are hominoids and fall into the larger category of catarrhines. Their scientific classification is Pan troglodytes. There were about ten chimpanzees in that habitat. Most of them were grown adults, except two children. They were robust and had black fur. The average weight of the chimps was listed on a display to be about 115 pounds. Grass made up their environment around which they traveled mostly on all fours, on their feet and their knuckles....   [tags: zoo essay, african apes]
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Understanding and Awareness - A Woman at Washington Zoo - Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 6, 1914 to Owen and Anna Jarrell. He spent part of his childhood in California, but moved back to Nashville and attented Hume Fogg High School from 1927 to 1931 where he excelled in tennis, drama, and journalism. He then attended Vanderbilt University in 1932 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1935. His first published poems appeared in 1934 in an issue of The American Review. Jarrell the proceded to teach at many colleges including Princeton and The University of Texas where he met his future wife Mackie Langham....   [tags: A Woman at Washington Zoo] 631 words
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Nightmare Zoo: The Surabaya Zoo of Indonesia - Picture this- you live the first few years of your life happy with your family. You live in a nice house, your family is healthy, and you have a nice community of people around you. Then, out of nowhere, you are captured. You are scared- you do not know where you are, where you are going, or where your family is. After what seems like an eternity, you wake up in a small, dirty cage. The cage is just big enough for you to stand and walk eight paces. The cage is littered with trash and is just terrible smelling....   [tags: animal cruelty/mistreatment]
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The Zoo Controversy - Everybody’s been to the zoo; they’ve either enjoyed a dolphin show, or fed the penguins. Zoos have been a part of American culture for centuries. At first, a zoo could be seen as nothing more than a jail cell for animals, but today, zoos are being completely transformed. What used to be confined cages are now being revolutionized into acres of land for different species to reside in. The opponents of zoos feel that they are inhumane and harmful to animals. However, zoos are beneficial for several different reasons, including, animal conservation and captive breeding, scientific studies, healthcare, and education....   [tags: Zoology ]
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Behind the Zoo - ... This idea of conquest can be analyzed in the manner in which collection is presented, making presenting as important an aspect as the collection itself. The oldest zoological collection was a transportable one which contained every known species, however only two of each animal, one male and one female, collected by Noah as recounted in Genesis. Not does Noah get credit for conceptualizing the zoo, but as highlighted by John Elsner and Roger Cardinal’s introduction in The Cultures of Collecting, he was also the first collector....   [tags: the cultures of collecting] 520 words
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An Abusive Father and a Boy in a Zoo - ... This took Charles mind to a much simpler place that he could understand. He finally felt like he belonged somewhere. His grandmother took him to the zoo once a month for about eight years until she passed away. Her death was natural and sweet, but it left Charles alone in his messed up world. The memory of her would live on. Charles wanted to become a zoo keeper when he was old enough thanks to his grandma. The strange part about her death was charles didn’t cry. He felt nothing. After her death Charles was in high school....   [tags: Beating, Domestic Abuse] 789 words
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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - ... People are locked in rooms, and have no chance to maintain contact with others. Like those animals in a zoo, Jerry and other tenants live in total isolation as they are separated from one another by bars of indifference, self-sufficiency, and independence. In spite of knowing some details about the lives of other tenants, Jerry does not communicate with anyone. All of the tenants are living in their own small cages. In the apartment, Jerry lives with many other people, including a black transvestite, a Puerto-Rican family with many children, an anonymous crying woman; a front room is occupied by a totally unknown person, and, finally, the landlady seems to be all about self-interest and...   [tags: story analysis] 2305 words
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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - ... Jerry is extremely judgmental and telling Peter that he will get cancer from smoking and trying to get a response anyway that he could. He also questions Peter manhood when Peter explains his family consisting of a wife and two children and how they prefer cats. Jerry is extremely interested in gossip and tries to get a reaction from Peter throughout the entire play. You can tell that his character is depressed and in need to talk. He does not have any family you learn in the play and has a story for everything....   [tags: animals, drama, entertaintment] 613 words
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Zoo's Efforts to Help Conservation - Since approximately 1250 B.C., ancient Egyptians had created and practiced the capture and display of animals in what are now known as zoos (Fravel). Records describe such exotic animals as birds, lions, giraffes, and tigers in captivity (Fravel). Since then, zoos have continued to entertain millions with the exciting chance to view exotic animals up close and personal. Even in ancient Greece, exotic animals were on display in fighting arenas, and in enclosed viewing areas. Originally in America, zoos were just created so that royalty and the wealthy could flaunt their exotic animals to the public (Leolupus)....   [tags: animal breeding, animal rights]
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Living in a Modern Zoo - The modern Zoo has been around for centuries the first zoo was established in 1748. Since then zoos have evolved immensely. Many standard zoos offer a variety of activities for visitors but little has been done to offer animals proper care, sufficient space and variety. Traditional zoo enclosures rarely match each animal’s natural environment especially for large animals, as everything is just too small and too condensed. Zoos must reinvest and revamp into the structures and organization of their facilities for the better of the animals and viewers....   [tags: animals in captivity in Canada]
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No Place Like a Zoo - From zebras to penguins to snakes, there is only one place where people the opportunity to see any animal they want in one day. The local zoo attracts families everywhere. Its an activity that is not only entertaining but also educational that all ages can enjoy. Not only do people benefit because of zoos but it is also beneficial to the animals as well. Zoos are a good thing and their are many positives that come along with them. Thanks to the animals in zoos we have been able to do research to help improve the animals lives....   [tags: perserve, animals, educate, habitats] 729 words
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Zoo Should Be Prohibited - A zoo or a zoological garden is usually an outdoor area where live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures. A zoo will exhibit a variety of animal species, some which would normally reside in different climates and environments, brought in from all over the world to provide entertainment for people. However, contrarily to the individuals who are enjoying watching them, the animals are unhappy, and they suffer. Therefore, this essay will argue why zoos should be prohibited. The elements that will be discussed are the possibility of animals being harmed by the public or the zoo’s staff; how captivity can be detrimental to an animal’s health; and why zoos hinder animal preservation...   [tags: harmed, public, animals, staft, health] 1050 words
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. Tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the best-known large mammals and the largest living cat. However, their numbers in the wild are decreasing significantly. According to Seidensticker et al. (2010), there are three subspecies becoming extinct since the 1940s. Particularly, Panthera tigris sumatrae or also known as Sumatran tiger is now listed as critically endangered, with around 300 individuals proposed to be living in the wild (Seidensticker et al., 2010)....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in Malacca Zoo and Surabaya Zoo - Tiger is a wild animal and usually thrives on the top of the food chain within its original ecosystem. They used the chasing feeding method, in which they chase their food. In the wilderness, the preys usually are large, hooved, and of high quality animals such as deer, antelope, or even horse in some cases. The term “tiger” are derived from the Latin word tigris, in which it mean “a spotted tiger hound of Actaeon” (Harper, 2014). This “big cat” falls within the genus Panthera, where some researchers suggest that it was derived from old French word “pantere” that mean “the yellowish animal”....   [tags: taking care of wildlife in captivity]
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Micke Grove Zoo - All over the world, millions of animals are kept in captivity for our entertainment or education. Even though modern zoos try to produce natural conditions for the animals that are sheltered there, wild animals suffer physically and mentally from the lack of freedom that these zoos impose. These environments are artificial. A zoo is where wild animals are held in reserve for exhibition. Zoos are not considered ecosystems because an ecosystem is defined as a “space in which interactions take place between a community, with all its complex interrelationships, and physical environment” (Enger and Smith 94)....   [tags: Zoology]
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Trouble at City Zoo Case Study - Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 Introduction 3 Inventory of facts/findings 3 Organization’s Background 4 Statement of Problems 5 Analysis of Causes 6 Theory Application 8 Proposed Solution(s) 9 Recommendations/Suggestions for Future 13 Conclusion 15 Works cited 16 Team Charter 17 Swot, Mind map, Rational Decision Making Model and Brainstorm 20 Executive Summary This paper reviews and analyzes three main issues with the first one being leadership. Other sub-issues involve lack of vision, coercive leadership style, using taxpayer’s money for personal benefit and irresponsible top management....   [tags: Business Management, Case Study]
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Zoo Animal Mistreatment - ... These people should be locked up for killing these animals. If a person can go to jail just by killing a dog, Then why would it be ok to kill a zoo animal. Many humans wouldn’t like to be kept in a small area surrounded by high wired fences and be gawked at. Then why do it to animals. All animals need their own natural habitat and freedom. While in captivity they don't get that. They get fake leaves and rocks that just look real, Thats not fair at all to the animals. Animals were not put on this earth to be caged up and be mistreated....   [tags: inhuman collections, animal abuse] 634 words
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Early Learning and Development: A Playground at The Zoo - -The setting: I went to a zoo for observation. There is a playground at the zoo. There is a semicircular giant rock at the playground with a big hole in the middle part on the ground. The children can climb onto the rock or run in and out of the hole. There are trees surrounding the playground, and parents can stand nearby the playground to keep and eye on their children. -My focal child: The little girl is around four-year-old. She is around 37 to 40 inch (93.98 to 101.6 cm). I can’t tell how much she weighs, but she is about an average body size....   [tags: children, behavior]
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SWOT Analysis of The Retail Zoo Company - SWOT Analysis of The Retail Zoo Company Executive Summary The following report provides an analysis and evaluation of the internal and external environments of the company Retail Zoo, however the main focus is on one of their franchises Boost Juice. A SWOT Analysis is a useful tool in producing a new product, it helps determine the company’s future “opportunities from its strengths and will protect its weaknesses and strengths from external factors”.(Bensoussan, BE & Fleisher,CS, 2008). The information in this report comes from databases, financial articles, company reports, books and academic journals....   [tags: internal and external environment] 1449 words
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Review of the Adopt an Animal Program at the Australia Zoo - Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to review the appropriateness of ‘Adopt an Animal’, a special offer of Australia Zoo, for a target segment. Zoological and Botanical Garden Industry is supposed to generate $975.8 million in 2013-2014. The major players of this industry are:  Merlin Entertainments (Australia) Pty Ltd,  Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales, and  Zoological Parks and Gardens Board Australia Zoo is a private company held by Steve Irwin which has more than 100 species on display....   [tags: zoological, cost, resources] 1424 words
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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - In a crowded city such as Manhattan, it was no wonder that a man like Jerry felt lonely. He was without a friend, a mother and father, and the typical 'wife, two children, and a dog,'; that many others had. Jerry was thrown in a world that he felt did not want him, and his human flaw of wanting to escape loneliness led to his tragic death. In Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, all Jerry wanted was to be heard and understood, and in the end, after sharing his life story with a complete stranger, he got his final wish - death....   [tags: essays research papers] 766 words
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The Zoo Story a by Edward Albee - GCSE Drama Coursework - The script I chose to perform was entitled The Zoo Story and was written by Edward Albee. GCSE Drama Coursework The script I chose to perform was entitled The Zoo Story and was written by Edward Albee. I made a few alterations to the script to make it more interesting and easier to perform. I shortened the script to make it easier to learn in a short space of time, and cut out some pieces of the text. I also turned Jerry, into a female character, so that I could associate more with whom I was playing....   [tags: Drama] 1637 words
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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - The Zoo Story by Edward Albee In Edward Albee's play, The Zoo Story, Jerry tells Peter bizarre stories about people he has encountered that influence his shallow and lonely existence, to demonstrate Albee's view that society is unnecessarily consumed by indifference, unkindness, weakness, and emptiness. In an attempt to cause Peter to realize that his own life is filled with emptiness and shallowness, Jerry tells Peter about the lives of some of the people in his boarding house. He talks about the colored queen, the Puerto Rican family, the landlady, and the woman who cries all the time, in hopes of causing Peter to compare the meaninglessness of his life to their lives....   [tags: Papers] 1014 words
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The Zoo and Its Benefits - The Zoo and Its Benefits Zoos bring human kind closer to wild life. Though, sometimes that means taking the animal out of its natural habitat. Some animals have lost most of their habitat and are on the verge of extinction. In this way, the zoo helps the animals rather than using them as a form of human entertainment. Zoos also allow humans to study different kinds of animals more closely. Some zoos on the other hand manipulate the animals to acquire as much revenue as possible rather than being concerned with the welfare of each animal....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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My Very Detailed Trip to the Wildlife Zoo in Arizona - ... We do know that they eat smaller fish and invertebrates, And that they are excellent hunters and swimmers. Giant Morray eel: These Eels are a species of moray eel commonly found at reefs in the Indo-Pacific. In body mass, These Eels are the largest, And come in second place as largest. As their name suggests these Eels are quite large and can reach nearly ten feet in length and sixty-six pounds in weight, As well as having rather large teeth and great flexibility. These Eels aren't strict to one place and can be found anywhere where there is a huge water mass connected to the ocean and warm water....   [tags: uncommon animal species description] 2453 words
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Primates at the Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida - ... Their cranial size is the biggest compared to the other two species of primates I have observed. While watching them I’ve noticed that they use their scent in a different way. As my observation continued I noticed they are constantly digging in search of something and when they have found an item of interest they immediately sniff to possibly get a better sense of what they have in their possession. Upon looking at the Mandrill monkeys they have a nub for a tail that usually arches and lays against they back and when on high alert it is stiff and stands at a vertical angle....   [tags: antropoidea, prosimii, field project] 1157 words
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Akron Zoo - External Environment Like any other organization, Akron zoo is effected by many external environmental factors that may directly affect its yearly attendance and its ability to break even to continue to operate. The first externality that the Akron zoo faces is the climate. Because most zoos operate out in the open, its attendance is affected directly to the weather. Due to its northern climate, the zoo conducts its open season from mid-April until mid-October. Variations in weather also affect crop yields and prices of fresh animal foods, thereby influencing the costs of animal maintenance....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Belfast Zoo - Belfast Zoo Schools are encouraged to make full use of their visit by contacting the zoo's education officer who will arrange both guided tours and education packs. I find this leaflet attractive to look at for a number of reasons. At first glance it is well designed; an A4 sheet of paper folded to produce separate 'pages' with each giving concise information about the zoo. The colours used are earthy, natural tones, which suggest to the reader jungle habitats and natural settings - a suggestion enhanced by the front page photograph of a majestic tiger....   [tags: Free Essays] 374 words
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The Donkey and the Elephant - ... These diverse views make for an even more diverse political agenda. In order to make things easier to understand most people refer to only two political parties; the republicans, and the democrats. These two political parties are shared by a vast majority of Americans, though there are countless other parties, and each with varying views. Views that start raging debates between political leaders. It’s a jungle out there, we’re the animals, and its wild. But to make things easier, we will gingerly step into the wild, and explore the life of just two animals....   [tags: the political zoo] 551 words
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Marketing Chester Zoo to 16-to-24-year-olds - Marketing Chester Zoo to 16-to-24-year-olds At the moment, Chester Zoo is the leading zoo in the country. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to support and promote conservation by breeding threatened animals, providing excellent animal welfare, high quality public service, recreation, education and science. Currently, their main source of income is from the admissions (see appendix 2B) Currently, the zoo is facing a marketing problem: The 16-24 year old age group is not visiting the zoo as much as expected to....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 1680 words
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Comparing Death of A Salesman and The Zoo Story - Death of A Salesman and The Zoo Story Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman , is considered a to be one of the great masterpieces of American Literature. Comparatively, Edward Albee's, The Zoo Story, is also an incredible work of art. Miller and Albee both depict a the struggles of man in relationships. Interestingly, both plays seem to parallel each other throughout both works of literature. The Death of a Salesman tells a story of a distressed father, named Willy who struggles with his tenous relationship with his son, Biff....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 696 words
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A SWOT analysis of Retail Zoo’s Boost Juice Bar’s - The sole purpose of this report is to present a SWOT analysis of Retail Zoo’s Boost Juice bar’s also known as Boost, and from the analysis, to make recommendations for further future success for Boost. The report is based on multiple sources such as industry reports as well as company reports and boost’s own website and so on. The findings of this report demonstrate that Boost’s performance has been relatively successful since its launch, however through this report there has been some opportunities identified that may further expand the business in the near future, by building new strategic alliances with leading nutrition groups, new food menus to compete with its fast food market and a bu...   [tags: nutrition, market, boost juice]
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Albee a Zoo Story---hypocrisy in Amercian Society - The Zoo Story It was your typical Sunday afternoon in Central Park. A slightly plump man is vegetating on a considerably cracked park bench, filling his head with commercial literature, as he did every Sunday afternoon. Peter is just your average hard-working, middle class citizen. He supported an archetypal family---two kids, his wife, and an anthology of many pets. Peter was content with his life; his complaints were few. However, he had no idea that his whole life would be altered by one encounter with a slightly deranged, yet seemingly harmless man....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1134 words
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Animals Should Be Kept in National Parks - Would you like to see animals behind bars or have a great communication with them face to face. People now set up national parks in order to protect edge species, which are facing extinction made by human development. In the other hands, people set up zoos for animal study but more for entertainment. Because of several reasons, animals should be kept in national parks instead of zoos for the sake of animal protection. There are some facts about them to help understanding and comparing their work and function....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]
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The Animal Rights Debate - Behind the Sugarcoated Eye It’s dark, quiet, and you’re all by yourself. You whine and yell for help but nobody seems to hear you. The people you thought were your family abandoned you, left you all alone in a small confined cage. There is no place to use the bathroom, other than where you stand. The awful stench of your feces grows worse and worse each second. The only food they left you with, you ate in the first day. Now the only thing keeping you alive is your desperation to eat and drink your own waste and the will to survive....   [tags: zoo, animal attacks, safari]
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Essential Question: Is it Safe to Own Large Exotic Animals like Tigers? - On October 18, 2011 over 50 large exotic animals were set free from their backyard zoo in Zanesville, Ohio by their owner Terry Tempos who later took his own life, according to Mark Guarino, staff writer for ABC News. The local police slaughtered 48 of the renegade animals instead of trying to capture them. In the United States, unqualified civilians owning exotic animals is a potentially dangerous problem that, if not properly dealt with, could lead to the endangerment, injury or even death of innocent animals and people....   [tags: zoo, unqualified civilian, legislation]
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A Little Bit of Country by Debbie Macomber - ... A grown-up woman herself, she raised her son and daughter in the city, and she vowed never to move them to the suburbs as they were city kids. She feels as if the city is more real, than the suburbs which she finds more of a plastic set-up. She goes on to describe her life after, and gives even more reasons as to why she loves the city so much; Central Park is now not only useful, but very beautiful. Her dad is a soldier who fought in world war 2, he takes her to central park zoo. He currently writes stories for the New Yorker magasine, he’s an artist, but still dress up in his suit everyday to keep up appearance, yet he writes in his underwear in the basement....   [tags: central park, zoo, suburb]
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Zoologists: An Animal Loving Job - Humans have always been captivated and intrigued by animals from the very beginning of history. Those prehistoric humans who studied basic animal behavior may be considered some of the first zoologists. Zoology, a branch of biology that studies animals, is vital to the understanding of natures and preserving of biodiversity. To animal lovers, zoology is one of the most ideal careers. From teaching, to researching, to zoo keeping, there are many different options for those who intend to start a career in zoology....   [tags: animals, zoology, zookeepers, zoo]
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Zoos Should be Banned - Zoos are an unsuitable environment for wild animals and should, therefore, be abolished. Firstly, zoo animals are kept in a very confined area compared with their vast natural habitat. Secondly, breeding programmes are far less successful than zoos claim. Thirdly, zoo animals are exposed to many diseases and other dangers. Zoo animals are usually kept in very cramped enclosures and do not behave like their wild counterparts. Polar bears, for example, are given about 10 metres of walking space whereas in their Arctic home they roam for many hundreds of kilometres....   [tags: Zoo Animals] 344 words
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Zoological Veterinarian and Zoological Medicine - A unique expertise that some students choose to pursue after veterinary certification is in the field of zoological medicine. Those who pursue this line of work go on after accreditation to “serve in responsible positions as zoo and wildlife veterinarians, teachers, researchers, government officials, and administrators of other relevant programs fostering high quality medical care for non-domestic animals and are actively involved in the discovery of new knowledge in the discipline and the dissemination of this knowledge to the veterinary profession and public” (“ACZM”)....   [tags: zoo, wildlife, treating exotic animals]
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Should Wild Animals Be Kept In Captivity? - On February 24, 2010, Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a captive killer whale which dragged her into its tank (McCarthy). This is not the only case where a trainer of ordinary person has been put in harm’s way because what is supposed to be a wild animal is being held in captivity. Wild animals should not be kept in captivity because it can lead to mental illness and abnormal behavior. Capturing wild animals for entertainment is not a new practice; it has been going on for years. In fact, “136 killer whales were captured in the wild and held in captivity since the first on in 1961” (McCarthy)....   [tags: entertaintment, houston zoo, abnormal behavior]
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Puppet Shows or Something More? - As a child, there is nothing quite as magical as the moment when a slimy squishy giraffe tongue proceeds to slop up a cracker from small hands. Or the enchanting moment when a penguin reacts to a movement from small arms. Thousands of smiles are manifested during a trip to the zoo. However, while these smiles may seem like an accurate representation of the zoo, some people may see something different; a view of animals alone and cold in an environment unknown and foreign. In the 1800’s when zoos first started to become popular, the main function was for entertainment....   [tags: Zoos, Zoo History, Animal Mistreatment]
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Life of Pi as a Story of Life - The film first catches my eye by showing all different kinds of animals. The kinds of animals we can only see in zoos. Also, gardens full of magnificent flowers catch my eye. And the peaceful music the film is playing makes me think the film is going to stay that way. The Life of Pi tells an amazing story of life, loss and survival. Pi Patel lives in Canada, but is from India. Pi has a reporter at his house asking about Pi’s incredible story of being on a life for 227 days. Pi grows up with his mother’s religion, which is Hinduism....   [tags: tiger, pi patal, movie, zoo]
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Stop the Madness - We have all seen animals in the house, bored without anything to do. They are basically locked in the house all day while parents are at work and children are at school or daycare. Or some animals may be roaming around land free but the animals do not have true freedom. Some may be sitting around in a cage. Pacing around a cage can drive anyone insane. It definitely drives animals insane. Animals should not be in captivity for the benefits of humans. Animals are being affected psychologically. Their nervous systems are being affected ( Lord )....   [tags: Animals, Zoo, Zoology]
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Prisoners Without Choice - Prisoners without Choice When people go on a trip to the zoo, it can be assumed that they do not think about much more than what they can see. Signals that make zoos unfair and sometimes unbearable for the captive animals are not visible to most spectators. This essay will explain how zoos are unjust and should not be supported. Animals should not be held captive due their negative behavioral changes, lack of natural habitat and the zoos failure to effectively preserve endangered species....   [tags: Zoology Zoo Animals Essays]
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The Panthera Tigris - INTRODUCTION The Panthera tigris or commonly known as tiger is one of the biggest cat species, which is its body length is about 3.38 m over curves. This animal has the unique pattern of stripes on its orange fur. The tiger is classified from the kingdom of animalia, phylum of chordate, subphylum of vertebrate, class of mammalian, order of carnivore, family of felidae, genus of panther and species of tigris. Tigers are totally carnivore, which usually hunted for the other animals such as bovids and deer....   [tags: bengal tiger, siberian tiger]
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Measuring the Recreational and Economic Value of the Dhaka Zoological Garden - CHAPTER ONE Introduction The necessity for establishment of a zoological garden in the erstwhile province of East Pakistan was felt at the very inception of Pakistan in the year 1947 as there was no such garden in this province. This had been receiving attention of the Government since 1947. In 1947 a dire necessity of establishing a state-owned zoological garden was felt. A Zoo started at High court premises of Dhaka with a limited number of species of animals. Government approved a master plan with a view to establish a zoological garden at Mirpur in 1960....   [tags: objectives, cost, policy] 1096 words
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Zoos and Animal Rights - Among many other fun and exciting attraction to visit around our community, a visit to the zoo has always been a memorable experience. This cost effective priceless lifetime experience is being undermined by a group of activists all around the country. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), world largest animal rights organization, argue that zoos deprived animals from satisfying their most basic needs. They urge not to patronized zoos and claims that the money spent on ticket purchases pays for animals to be imprisoned and traded, not rescued and rehabilitated....   [tags: animals, modern zoos]
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Tigers: The Largest Living Cat - ... The food is placed in a box, wood, or paper sacks and could only be accessed if open by the tigers. Occasionally, the meat is hidden in dummy prey to encourage authentic foraging behaviour. In Malacca zoo, the tiger’s diet often include livestock. The two common livestock species taken by tigers are goats and cattle. The food is cut into small pieces and scattered around so that the animals have to forage through the enclosure to get it. Figure 1: The meat is hidden in dummy prey at San Diego Zoo To compensate for the lack of live prey in captivity and the subsequent lack of hunting-related energy expenditure, both zoo have been creative in developing novel play devices to encourage thes...   [tags: panthera tigris, large mammals]
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Public Awareness of Animal Rights - Public Awareness of Animal Rights Animal rights encompass a large range of scenarios such as medical testing, use in entertainment such as zoos or circuses, and abusive or negligent owners. This essay will present a thesis that public awareness can affect animal rights in a very real and meaningful way. History of Animal Rights Before discussion of public awareness and sensitivity vis-à-vis animal rights, it is prudent to provide a concise history of the topic in America. In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was formed....   [tags: medical testing, zoos, abuse] 532 words
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Zoos as Spectacles - Zoos as Spectacles At the beginning of this course we tried to define the word spectacle, we came up with such ideas as catches attention, large, inauthentic, wide coverage, etc.(first day class) finally noticing that it is difficult to pin point the exact definition to a spectacle. For this research paper I decided to focus my research and analysis on Zoos and how they have become spectacles in today’s society. I will analyze the zoos myself, as well as relate the spectacles of zoos to some theories such as Umberto Eco’s hyper reality, and Jean Baudrillard’s theory of Simulation....   [tags: Society Analysis]
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The History and Future of Zoos - Zoos present a certain blend of nature and culture. They have always provided a way to bring natural wildlife and urban Americans together as a means of entertainment. Yet, throughout the years the role of zoos have changed. Though once used for amusement, zoos are now being used for education on preservation and the welfare of endangered species. One may wonder where and how the idea of zoos started and just how they, and the environment around them, have changed throughout history. The concepts of zoos have been around for centuries throughout the world....   [tags: Wildlife Education] 2654 words
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Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution - The practice of keeping wild animals in a zoo or aquarium is looked at favorably in most aspects but what we fail to realize is that we have placed animals which at one point lived freely in wide open spaces into captivity. Society is assuming these animals are happy to be taken from their natural habitat and placed in pens and cages because they have every need handed to them. David Suzuki asked “What gives us the right to exploit other living organisms as we see fit?” (681). Through selfishness, people have justified zoos and aquariums to be an educational benefit to children, to help them learn about animals, their individuality and where they come from....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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A Case Against Zoos - Animals should not be held captive in zoos because it is inhumane and unfair to the animals. There are so many records of terrible things that have happened to animals in zoos over the past few centuries the go under the radar too often. Too few people even know about these animal care atrocities, and therefore the New York Times decided to bring light upon this situation. The times did a first of its kind analysis of 390 elephant fatalities at accredited U.S. zoos for the past 50 years (Berens 3)....   [tags: inhumane, unfair to keep animals in cages]
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Zoos: The Importance of Animal Concervancy - ... wolfi elegans. The Wolf’s guenon is typically a grayish color with a chestnut colored back, black arms, and slightly red legs. The whiskers are yellow with black specks and the ear tufts are white and yellow. However, the coloration differs for each subspecies and individual, making this animal a truly distinct and beautiful creature (The Primata, Wolf’s Monkey (Cercopithecus wolfi)). Similar to other Old World or African monkeys, the Wolf’s guenon has extra skin on its backside to cushion their rear while resting or sitting on hard tree branches....   [tags: monkeys in africa, guenon] 845 words
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Effects on Animals in Zoos - Have you ever felt sorry for animals in a cage. Animals are held captive all over the world; approximately over 1,700 species of animals are in a zoo. The effect of an animal being in a zoo can vary; some animals end up dying, while others are left there in a cage with nothing to do. Zoos have been around since about 1250 B.C, most leaders would use animals as entertainment and for fighting. For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day....   [tags: Zoology, Wild Animals, Captivity, Animal Death]
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Serving the Public and the Animals - Serving the Public and the Animals From childhood, most of us have fond memories of going to the zoo. We were entertained by the variety of animals that we were not able to see on a regular basis. Visitors of a zoo get to see exotic, and local animals of that area. Going to a zoo gives children and adults a chance to learn about different animals. Certain zoos also promote the conservation of endangered species. To people of all ages, zoos are just plain fun. This essay will support the operation of zoos based on their entertainment and educational value, and their ability to save some species from extinction....   [tags: Zoology Zoos Wildlife Essays]
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Issues for Having Animals in Captivity - At the San Francisco zoo in California a young girl was killed by a tiger who had escaped his low-quality enclosure; the tiger was shot dead on the spot. If wild animals were kept in the wild, deaths and injuries of people from zoo animals would never happen. Animals are taken out of their natural habitats to live unhappy lives in zoos. As a result of having animals in captivity, animals suffer from health problems, insufficient living spaces and conservation problems. Having animals in zoos can be extremely hurtful to the animal’s wellbeing....   [tags: zoos, health problems, zoocosis]
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Lessons From Jurassic Park - Thesis Statement: When Hammond and a portion of his associates thought they were in control, the table's were turned and little did they know, the dinosaurs had gained control of more than just Jurassic Park but their lives as well. When Hammond thought him and his associates had complete control of Jurassic Park, Nedry, who knew how to enter the computer system manually, shuts off the electricity to the whole Park. Nedry was hired by another company to steal the dinosaur embryos. The dinosaurs where not held captive anymore....   [tags: Hammond, dinosaurs]
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Zoos Thoughout the World - Families strolling, children squealing with glee, and adults gazing with interest; A typical day at the zoo. Animal-lovers rush throughout zoos in search of their favorite feline or lizard, while children smack on popcorn as they tap on glass enclosures. For hundreds of years people have gone to zoos in seek of entertainment. The zoo provides a fun and educational time for families, but the joy of seeing adorable creatures blinds spectators from seeing the pain zoo animals live with. People do not realize the harm zoos do to animals....   [tags: animals, entertainment, conservation, extinction]
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Aniamls are Dangerous - The idea of a zoo is a noble idea. The objective of the zoo is to be a sanctuary where animals live in safety from dangers such as poachers and diseases. This wildlife refuge prevents animals from going extinct, and new generations of people can learn about these animals and appreciate them. Due to human shortcomings, some zoos are concrete prisons or execution chambers. The video, “Captive Animal Misery in European Zoos”, provided by Born Free Foundation on Youtube.com that is published on 12th January 2012 shows animals in poor living conditions....   [tags: poachers, diseases, wildlife, zoos]
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Zoos - Ambassadors for Wildlife - Although its origins may have come from a fascination of exotic animals, throughout the years, zoos have constantly evolved and improved beyond their early predecessors; however, it has always involved the process of scientific inquiry. Today’s modern day zoo does not merely exist for entertainment value, even though many guests may initially visit with amusement in mind, most walk away with a greater knowledge of wildlife and the current issues they are facing within our environment. Zoos serve as an ambassador for wildlife through constant protection, rehabilitation, and conservation efforts....   [tags: Animal Behavior]
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A Comparison of Two Men's Weekly Magazines - A Comparison of Two Men's Weekly Magazines January saw two publishing giants IPC and EMAP venture into the “no man’s land” of the magazine industry with the publication of two Men’s weekly magazines, intelligently titled Nuts (published by IPC) and Zoo (EMAP). Weekly magazines have traditionally been seen as a women’s arena, they are too “girly” with titles such as Chat and Heat being incredibly successful publications for the above two companies. It was felt that with tabloid newspapers such as The Sun, The Star and The Daily Sport there was no market for a men’s weekly magazine despite the surprise runaway success of the monthlies like FHM, Maxim and Loaded...   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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The Reality of Zoos - ... The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society states that “Animals will get frustrated if they cannot act on their behavioural instincts - the behaviours that have been instilled in them by thousands of years of evolution - and may even become unfit and sick.”(“Wild Animals in Captivity-Why We Must Think of Their Needs”) Although the emotional health of the zoo animals is devastating, their physical health is significantly better than animals that live in the wild. Zoo animals tend to eat better, suffer from fewer parasites and diseases and consequently live longer healthier lives....   [tags: ethical treament of animals]
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What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This? - What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This. How Zoos Are Killing Elephants In the wild, African elephants (Loxodonta Africana and Loxodonta cyclotis) live for an average of 56 years. African elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 17 years. In the wild, Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) live an average of 47 years. Asian elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 19 years. Why is there such a large discrepancy between the two. Can living in a zoo significantly shorten the life span of both African and Asian elephants....   [tags: Animal Welfare] 3607 words
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The Use of Imagery in The Princess Bride by William Goldman - ... The Prince has always loved to hunt, which he now is the best according to the prince himself. The Zoo of Death has five different levels. The first level has animals that are very fast. The second level had animals that where strong. The third was for poisonous animals. The forth was for animals that where very fearful to other people besides Prince Humperdinck himself. The fifth, however, had nothing in it. “The Prince constructed it in hopes of someday finding something worthy, something as dangerous and fierce and powerful as he was” (Goldman 61)....   [tags: love, strong, death, author, imagery, read] 947 words
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Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals? - Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world (Fravel). Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. However, people are missing valuable information that they need to know about zoos today. Do the zoos really do what most people think. There are 2,400 animal enclosures licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, however only 212 are under strict requirements from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA); keep in mind that those numbers only involve the zoos in the United States (Fravel)....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]
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Zoos: The Federal Animal Welfare Act - Zoos often claim they are modern day arks, providing a safe, comfortable environment; making animals happy and content; educating the world about wildlife; and saving species from the brink of extinction while at the same time providing vital research into the lives of animals. There is a moral presumption against keeping wild, defenseless animals in captivity. The zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without a trial. Either we have duties to animals or we do not. I feel that we have a duty and responsibility to animals and need to provide them with respect not neglect....   [tags: animal behavior, environment, prison]
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Efforts to Save the Snow Leopard - ... The reason why the snow leopard is endangered is, because of poachers, illegal hunting, climate change, and retaliation from herders. The poachers hunt down the leopards for fur, bones, and other body parts. The bones and body parts are used for traditional Asian medicine. Poachers illegally hunt them because there is a high demand for the coats, and it is used for commodity in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. The coat of the snow leopard is used for coats to wear and for other garments....   [tags: endangered, poaching, protections] 594 words
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Debate Over Banning Zoos - ... However, if these animals are kept in the Zoo, they would be safe from having to be alert 24/7 of their surroundings in order to stay safe and secure. Also, if I look at the Singapore Zoos where animals are kept mostly in the open and among the same kinds of species including water animals such as dolphins, and with an environment that is just like the one that they have in the actual habitat, I would still say that keeping animals in Zoos is not a bad idea if, all the Zoos around the world are changed into a similar one such as the Singapore Zoo....   [tags: safety, captivity, environment] 650 words
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The Unnapreciative Horse - Far, far away in a zoo called The Honolulu Zoo, there lived a horse named Harold. Harold was a horse who was in a constant popularity contest. His fellow friends, Hogan and Hally, were content just with their friends, but Harold always wanted to be the most popular. He yearned to trot the zoo with all the “perks” of being a zebra. The zebra were the most popular group of animals all around, or so it seemed. Harold thought they had everything; the black stripes, the endless abundance of grass, and all the ladies of course....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1458 words
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Ethics of Zoos - There are many places where people can go to see live animals such as aquariums, zoos, and safari parks. A pleasant way to define a Zoo is to call it “an establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals”. (Google def) Another way to say that is a facility in which animals are “enclosed in cages for public exhibition”. I believe zoos are ethical; however, changes need to be made to eliminate problems I have discovered. In this argumentative essay, I will be arguing the ethics of zoos and certain problems that need to be addressed that people are not aware of....   [tags: aquariums, safari parks]
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Places to Visit in Memphis, Tennessee - Places to Visit in Memphis Memphis is considered the home of blues music, but the city’s claim to fame also includes the mansion Elvis Presley lived in. Although the city has many wonderful attractions, these are the most memorable places to visit in Memphis. Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee with a population totaling more than 670,000. Besides being the house of blues, the city is also famous because of Elvis Presley’s mansion, Greenland. For its size, Memphis is jammed with must-do and must-see choices, so if you want to experience its full flavor, consider staying for a few days....   [tags: blues music, elvis presley, graceland] 593 words
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Animal Cruelty Should Stop - When a dog is involved in an arranged fight they are one of two things, a fighter, or bait (Anti-cruelty). A dog fight is only over when one dog simply gives up, or dies, but almost always when one dies. Fights can last for hours at a time with the animals never slowing down. These animals are “trained” intensely for weeks before their first fight, and the “training” continues as their fights do. They are tortured in many different ways to gain a larger pain tolerance. Some dog fighters feed their dogs gun powder to fuel their anger before a fight....   [tags: animal testing, dog fights, pet abuse]
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The Role of Husbandry in The Health and Well-being of Exotic Animals in Captivity - According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, animal husbandry is defined as the physiological, biological, psychological and social needs of animals.1 Every zoo that is AZA accredited needs to fulfill these needs correctly for the species and on a regular basis. In the UK, the ‘five freedoms’ are used to determine proper animal husbandry: freedom from injury and disease; freedom from hunger, thirst, and malnutrition; freedom from thermal or physical distress; freedom to express ‘normal’ behaviors; and freedom from fear.4 Other freedoms have been proposed – freedom from boredom and freedom of animal to exert control over it’s quality of life, to name a few – but the five have remain...   [tags: Zoology]
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Zoos and Exotic Pets: Humanity or an Abomination - ... They believe that they are saving them from being killed by humans. They say that if they would not have taken in these animals they would have died in the wild. They say they’re giving them a fresh new start and a place to live without worry. For example, in this article they state that zoos try and help repopulate animals, “Zoo officials have concluded that they must winnow species in their care and devote more resources to a chosen few... The lemurs at this zoo are being saved...” (Kaufman, 6) Another claim from this side is that they keep these animals for entertainment....   [tags: opposing views, animals should be in the wild] 987 words
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Bourke and Rendall’s Careful Custody of Christian - Throughout the years, wild animals in captivity has been a topic of great controversy. The debate lies within the animal itself; some people believe that having animals in captivity strips them of their natural instincts and thus ruins the animal. In contrast, other people believe that keeping certain animals in captivity can save the animal from the cruel world it would have been forced to live otherwise. In the novel A Lion Called Christian, the latter opinion had taken on a unique twist and was brought to life through Anthony Bourke, John Rendall and their lion, Christian....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Benefits of Animal Zoos - Tigers, lions, giraffes, and other exotic animals are rarely seen in the wild. However the public, without humans and/or animals being harmed at the same time, can see exotic animals when a zoo opens. Zoos for many are a wonderful experience, but to others they see the animals as being treated poorly and not able to roam free. These people do not consider the beneficial sides of zoos. Zoos around the world help species that have been endangered by protecting and caring for them. Otherwise they would have became extinct and killed for their valuable fur or feathers....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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