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Zoos and Animal Rights - ... Furthermore, The California zoo is famous for its work helping to save China's giant panda. Three panda cubs have been born at the zoo already. The San Diego Zoo now has the largest population of giant pandas outside mainland China. In addition to promoting conservation many modern zoo encourage research. Studies and research have to be done in order to contribute to the preservation of endangered species. The San Diego zoo for instance just opened the Conservation and Research for Endangered Species Center....   [tags: animals, modern zoos]
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Zoos - ... Wild animals that live in the wild aren’t known to act this way. Imagine seeing a chimpanzee sitting in an exhibit at a zoo; however this chimpanzee sits at the side rocking back and forth without showing any emotion. People around the exhibit start to wonder if this chimp is depressed. One study by Nicholas Newton-Fisher and Lucy Birkett documented various abnormal behaviors of captive chimps which included: self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, and consumption of feces. They found that these symptoms displayed by the chimps are some of the same symptoms of a human whose mental health is compromised....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]
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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 mean of entertainment, or as an escape from the cement and busy life of a city. Yet, throughout the years the role of zoos have changed, though once used for amusement, 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....   [tags: Zoology, Wildlife, History, Informative] 2654 words
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Are Zoos Inhumane? - In the film, Madagascar, zoos are depicted as a sanctuary in which all the exotic animals are kept safe and are open for the public to view. But many would argue that zoos are inhumane, the caging of animals for our personal entertainment is unjustifiable. Those who believe that zoos are wrong and should be destroyed are animal rights activist; they believe that animals should be allowed to choose their own destiny. Those that believe that zoos are an important part of our lives are scientist and zoologist....   [tags: Animal Cruelty]
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The Benefits of Animal Zoos - ... According to the article “Research,” written by Jon Clarke, many zoos do not have the resources to fund research. However there are ways, which researchers could offer training to keepers, make them keep records and observations of the behavior and health of animals, changes of the animals in their custody, and lastly in exchange the zoo could offer to let the researchers publish any significant findings that they have come across. With this method many zoos could provide valuable research to know more about a certain species....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Are Zoos Necessary - Are Zoos Necessary As a child I can remember when I misbehaved the absolute worst punishment my parents could inflict: I would be banished to my bedroom, the length of time depending on the seriousness of the "crime." It seemed that every possible want and desire I had while being punished was related to an activity just outside the confines of that bedroom. The hours seemed like days and the time spent "locked" in my room was unbearable. When I look back on those "torturous" days of my childhood, I can't believe what the big deal was....   [tags: Animals Wildlife Papers]
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Zoos Thoughout the World - ... Animals are not meant to be subjected to ridicule in that nature. Zoos place animals in awkward situations that they can not mentally comprehend, leading them to deal with it in their own natural instinctive ways. Ways in which can lead to dangerous situations. Zoos cause animals harmful mental distress, and unethically ignore them. The mental distress that zoos cause animals should be reason to ban zoos worldwide. Secondly, zoos should be banned because they place animals in unnatural habitats....   [tags: animals, entertainment, conservation, extinction]
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Cheetahs in Zoos - Cheetahs in Zoos Cheetahs in captivity should be left there, not released into the wild, and on the same note cheetahs in the wild should be left there, not brought into captivity. A cheetah in a zoo that is released into the wild may not know what to do, having been cared for by people in an enclosed environment for a number of years and then suddenly thrust out into the wild and on its own may have adverse effects on the cat’s psyche, making it manic or exhibit unpredictable behaviors and endangering the wildlife already there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloned Zoos - Cloned Zoos Imagine an earth where every animal lives within an enclosed area where all humankind can see them. Yet, within these enclosures are the only places humans can see these animals alive. Why. It is because the animals' habitats have been damaged and completely destroyed for the needs and usage of human kind. These enclosed areas are called Cloned Zoos: The Final Stronghold of the World's Biodiversity. These cloned zoos are full of cloned animals that have been brought back from the dead or from the edge of extinction....   [tags: Research Paper Animals Cloning Papers]
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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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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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Positive and Negative Aspects of Zoos: It is Wrong for Animals to be Kept in Zoos - There are over 1,500 zoos in the world and over 200 of them are in Great Britain alone. This shows how popular zoos are all over the globe. With the wide range of species and animal presentations, it’s no wonder why 600,000 customers stream through zoo doors every year. However, zoos are always looking for ways to make money. Currently, Edinburgh Zoo, is trying to sell off some land so they can keep the zoo functioning. This shows they’re willing to sell off land that is meant for these animals, just to keep this unnatural habitat viable....   [tags: Animal Rights, Animal Cruelty, Argument] 597 words
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Zoos: Whom Are We Really Helping? - ... Wetlands have also been destroyed and the provide drinking water for wildlife and humans. Maybe the solution to this problem is not locking away the animals that are endangered, but cracking down on the destruction of habitats. Maybe there should be places where property is restricted for use. Honestly some towns over build what they truly need to survive, and at the end of the day the last thing people care about is the habitats that are being destroyed. The most important issues that people do not see is the constant stress that an animal endures....   [tags: Benefits and Consequences]
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Zoos: Pitiful Dirty Prisons - Zoos: Pitiful Dirty Prisons If you have ever stepped into a zoo, you have stepped into a prison in which the inmates are defenseless and innocent, the sentence is long, and the penalty is cruel and severe. Zoos are not made for educational purposes but for entertainment, they do not benefit animals but push them toward extinction. "Zoos range in size and quality from cage-less parks to small roadside menageries with concrete slabs and iron bars." (Zoos: Pitiful Prisons.) The larger the zoo and the greater the number and variety of the animals it contains, the more it costs to provide quality care for the animals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Americas Zoos: Entertainment To Conservation - America's Zoos: Entertainment to Conservation The children run ahead, squealing with delight. Their parents lag behind holding the children's brightly colored balloons and carrying the remnants of the half-eaten cotton candy. The family stops to let the children ride the minitrain and take pictures together under the tree. They walk hand- in-hand toward the exit, stopping first at the gift shop where they each splurge on a treat to remind them of the day's adventure. Although this may sound like a typical scene from the local amusement park, it's actually the city zoo....   [tags: essays research papers] 2259 words
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Puppet Shows or Something More? - ... Taking visitors to rainforests and safaris in a flash, the animal enclosures help visitors explore zoogeography, a study of animals distribution in nature, on a whole new level (Braverman 816). The humbling and learning rich experience of a trip to the zoo can leave a lasting impression on children and adults for a long time. Not all zoos are the same. In fact, there are an unfortunate number of zoos that are inadequate for the animals and the visitors. Due to this fact, organizations like the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and the International Zoo Educators Association (IZE) are starting to pop up....   [tags: Zoos, Zoo History, Animal Mistreatment]
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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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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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Captive Animals - Everyday, while people are living their comfortable lives, animals are getting closer and closer to being wiped out. Animals live in fear of poaching, habitat destruction, and many more dangers that people could help control. People may have the ability to stop these issues but few care, they would rather sit back and watch as millions of animals die each year. Zoos are taking the lead in conserving endangered animals by acting as sanctuaries and giving animals the protection they lack in the wild (“Zoo”)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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animal should be kept in national parks - ... Though zoo animals are fed well and provide necessary need by staffs, their lives are still limited by the small area they current living. For instance, elephants are social animal, which means they have to live in a group. In most of zoos, however, they are separated and kept in a small field and be stared all the days. They shouldn’t be imprison in there, they should live in a bigger and more natural area, such like a national park. (Fagerlund "Zoos Are Unnecessary and Should Be Discontinued.") National parks do have every function that zoos have and even better, such as animal research and education....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]
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Zoo's Efforts to Help Conservation - ... Reintroductions often include animals that have spent a portion of their early lives being cared for in certain “head-start” programs that increase the endangered species’ chances of survival, compared to those born in the wild, by preparing them for survival and teaching them essential and necessary life skills that they would need to learn independently in the wild (Cohen). An example of successful reintroductionis the red wolf species. Of the 17 endangered wolves captured by biologists, 14 were used successfully in a captive breeding program (Cohen)....   [tags: animal breeding, animal rights]
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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 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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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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Stop the Madness - ... Dolphins are really intelligent animals and need social interaction. The ocean is a challenging environment and calls for animals to practice physical and mental ‘prowess’. (Ednise) Dolphins in the ocean know how to be alert and practice their senses. If a dolphin is in an aquarium they cannot get social interaction because space is limited. Animals in captivity are becoming inclined on how to survive in the wild. (Kah Ying Choo) Animals are being deprived of their habitat and when, and if they ever get back to the wild they will not know how to survive, which is one of the reasons why animals should not be held in captivity....   [tags: Animals, Zoo, Zoology]
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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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Lessons From Jurassic Park - ... Wu were offended by the mentioning of it being unsafe which made them dismiss it very quickly.(77/111/92) Reality then came to light, when Hammond encountered the dinosaurs for himself. Jurassic Park was designed to captivate dinosaurs similar to the way zoos captivate animals. (Crichton) According to the article, The risk of zoological parks as potential pathways for the introduction of non-indigenous species, zoos have had an increasing rate of accidental release of animal species. The enclosures wasn't secured as they should have been....   [tags: Hammond, dinosaurs]
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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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The Current Extinction Rate Throughout the World: We Must Act Now - Human beings are heavily reliant on nature’s biodiversity. This biodiversity, however, is threatened by accelerating extinction rates which are approaching past mass extinction levels. Human activities are largely responsible for this trend, and, while there has been some success in preserving select species, the scale of the impending extinction will necessitate the conservation of existing ecosystems if biodiversity is to be preserved. Fortunately, the relative geographical concentration of most biodiversity makes such efforts both possible and economically feasible....   [tags: Environment] 694 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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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 remained as structure to determine proper animal husbandry.4 Many different employees are needed to fulfill these needs, from animal keepers to curators to veterinarians....   [tags: Zoology]
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Cloning Endangered Species - ... So, could Jurassic Park happen in real life?. No. It couldn’t actually. Making more wooly mammoths, dinosaurs, or anything that ancient cannot be possible. Scientists need something to clone, and DNA from that long ago cannot be collected (Hembree). A problem that does arise with endangered species is inbreeding. With cloning animals and re-introducing healthy and various genes, less animals are vulnerable to birth defects and health problems (Friedman). One controversy of cloning extinct animals is whether the technology at hand is able to handle conducting such experiments....   [tags: extinction, extinct species, technology]
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Adult Learning in Non-formal Institutions - Adult Learning in Non-formal Institutions Museums, zoos, nature centers, science centers, aquariums, and other similar institutions provide a tremendous opportunity for lifelong learning in a relatively nonthreatening setting for most adults (Schroeder 1970). Many of these attractions and museums include education as a part of their missions (see, for example, Allmon 1994; Chizar, Murphy, and Illiff 1990; Conway 1982) and the popularity of these places as providers of both recreation and education is well established (Chobot 1989)....   [tags: Education Learn Essays]
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Animal Cruelty - Animals around the world are being taken out of their natural habitats, being breaded and fed antibiotics. Cruelty among the animals range from puppy mills, zoos, factory farms, and many more. People who hurt animals may not even know they’re doing harm to them, but animals are dying all around us. According to Désirée Achollo of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), families that adopt rabbits, goldfish, and hermit crabs don’t take good enough care of the animals and the animals end up in the garbage (February 2010 n.p)....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Rights - Animal Rights Many people feel that animals have no rights and are here solely for our use. Humans are animals too, we shouldn't take advantage of other animals just because they can't reason like us. Animals are used in medical research labs as experiments. These experiments are meant only to benefit humans. I'm not totally against testing,some good can come of it. But when are tortured and abused in the process then there is something wrong with it. For example in the early 1980's baboons were involved in experiments to find out more about comas....   [tags: essays research papers] 749 words
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Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program - Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program Biodiversity may be our most precious gift on this planet. It is amazing to think about how much we know about our fellow creatures, and even more amazing to realize there is still so much to learn. From the smallest pollen to the biggest whale, every species has evolved to be a special part of its ecosystem. It is when we lose sight of the intrinsic value of all this life that we find ourselves destroying the delicate web and irreparably damaging ourselves as well....   [tags: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wildlife Essays]
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Are Animals Worth It? - Are Animals Worth It. Thirty years ago, congress passed a law to protect animals that are at risk of becoming extinct. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 outlined the responsibilities of the government and citizens concerning these animals. It requires that every five years, species are evaluated, and it is decided whether they are okay, endangered, whose population is so low that it is in danger of becoming extinct, or threatened, who are not in as much danger, but whose population is small enough for concern....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gorilla Research Paper - Common name- Gorilla Scientific name- Gorilla gorilla class- mammalia order- primata family- pongidae genus- gorilla The gorillas live mainly in coastal West Africa in the Congo, Zaire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. Gorillas live in the rain forest. They usually live on the ground but build nest in trees to sleep in. Gorilla troops keep a 15-20 square mile range which often overlaps the range of other troops. There are three different kinds of gorillas. The eastern lowland gorilla the western lowland and the mountain gorilla....   [tags: essays research papers] 854 words
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Animal Rights - Animal Rights A percentage of the population believe that non-humans, otherwise known as animals, have rights similar to humans, so doesn't this mean that animals should be treated with similar respect to us. However, in most cases, this is not true. On one hand, many people see some animals (their pets) as members of their families. On the other hand, these very same people think nothing about eating animals other than pets, wearing skins, using them in experiments, or exploiting them for entertainment in films, circuses, and zoos....   [tags: Papers] 732 words
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Galax Arena And The Cultural Issues - How does cultural difference function among the peb who live in the Galax Arena. Rubinstein’s Galax-Arena (1992) is a science fiction text which shows that a barrier between cultures can be created through a fictitious scientific experiment called Project Genesis Five. Rubinstein creates cultural difference not only between members of the peb, but also between the peb and Vexa; which in turn shows the racial impacts of cross-cultural exchange. The text outlines the impacts of science on cultures, more over how science experiments can affect people; and how people who use science can create difference between and among cultures....   [tags: Gillian Rubinstein] 1880 words
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Save the Endangered Animals - Could you imagine a world without tigers, the giant panda, or the rhinoceros. What a paler place it would be. Astonishing amounts of animals are considered critically endangered and near extinction. If we would like these animals to be around for future generations, we cannot hesitate in our efforts to help them. Rhinoceros - Sadly, the White, Black and Javan rhinoceros are all on the critically endangered list. The Indonesian Javan Rhino is in particularly bad shape with having less than 60 of their kind left in the world....   [tags: Conservation] 973 words
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Non-Profit Organization Analysis - There used to be a time when zoos used to be full of animals. A time when extinction was not a problem. That was the past. Today, zoos all around the world are missing many animals such as the African elephant or the dodo bird. All of these wonderful animals became extinct because we were careless enough to let them all die. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an organization that is trying to prevent extinction from happening. WWF is an environmental organization dedicated to “protecting the world’s wildlife and wetlands” ("World Wildlife Fund")....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Puppy Mills are a Crime - ... What kind person could allow such a terrible act of abuse. They are the kind of people who do not care and just want to make money just to survive in our economy. Bill Henry worked in the department of psychology in Denver, Colorado and he claims that there are two factors affecting participation in animals. “If a child from the age of 13 and younger experience animal abuse or witness it they are more likely to keep doing it later in their lifetime. For those who are older than 13 years of age and experience such a terrible act think of it as cruelty.” (Henry) Children are usually brought up from their parents to have a certain respect for animals....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
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Elaphurus davidianus - Elaphurus davidianus Pere David’s deer is a rare Asian animal. Its original home is found in northeastern and east central China. In 1865, a French missionary by the name of Father Pere Armand David was visiting China. While looking over the wall of the Emperor’s Imperial Hunting Park he observed a captive herd and later learned that the animals had been extinct from the wild for over 1000 years. He also discovered that this was the last remaining herd in china, and quickly took actions to preserve it....   [tags: science]
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Preserve the Oak Ridges Moraine - The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of the last natural areas in southern Ontario which we can preserve for future generations. The Moraine has many natural resources that our city will need for the future. It also is has over nine hundred species of animals, many of which are rare or endangered. Lastly, there are numerous of other places to build homes on without harming twelve thousand years of history. Ruining the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine would be a mistake because it provides many natural resources, it is home to many animals, and there are other places to build besides the Moraine....   [tags: essays research papers] 704 words
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Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction - Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction   Last week, scientists revealed they have successfully cloned an endangered Asian gaur -- a stocky ox-like animal with a humped back. Such a technological breakthrough provides confidence that we will soon have the endangered species problem under control. Or does it.   Though the university's burgeoning squirrel population seems to indicate otherwise, species extinction is a grave problem in most parts of the world. Species are imperiled by myriad causes, but the four main perpetrators are habitat destruction and alteration, exotic or invasive species, overhunting and pollution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 698 words
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Environment Essay: We Can Stop The Extinction of Endangered Species - What is a species. What exactly is an endangered species. What is an extinct species. How have these species come to the point of becoming endangered or extinct. What can we do to save the endangered species that are near extinction. Can we actually do anything to save these species, or is it a lost cause. Why should I care. The answer to many of these questions is not know by most people. As much attention as this subject gets from environmental groups and agencies, it gets just as much ignoring by the general public....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Essay] 2131 words
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Bengal Tiger - The Bengal Tiger The Bengal tiger is a carnivorous, mammal primarily from India. It lives in habitats such as the coniferous Himalayan Forest, the mangroves of the Sunderbans, the hills of the Indian Peninsula, or the forests of Rajasthan and Northern India. At one time Bengal tigers were scattered throughout Asia. Now they are generally found in India and some regions of Bangledesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar. There is approximately 4,000 alive in the wild now, and about 300 are in captivity in zoos around the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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Ligers Informative Speech - Ligers Informative Speech The clip you just saw is from the popular movie 'Napoleon Dynamite.' Many of you have probably seen it before but I bet you never thought about any of it as being factual, did you. Well, even though the description was a bit off, ligers really do exist. According to Encyclopedia Americana, ligers are a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger (also known as a tigress). It is nearly impossible for them to exist in the wild because most lions live in Africa and most tigers live in Asia, however under the right circumstances they can be bred....   [tags: Tiger Lion Breeding Animals Essays]
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