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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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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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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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Zoos Are Misable Places for Animals - The topic of rather zoos are made to educate the people or if they are simply just animal cruelty. Zoos contain many animals. From, elephants, lions, tigers, dolphins, otters, giraffes, chimpanzees and gorillas. These animals are accustomed to living in their natural habitat which is with no cages and are free to roam as they please. Zoos are miserable places for animals, according to CAPS an undercover investigator filmed sick animals left untreated and dead animals to rot on floors at Tweedle Farm Zoo....   [tags: habitat, education, stimulation] 557 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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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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The Pros and Cons of 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: Pro Con Essays] 597 words
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Are Zoos Helping or Hurting? - Are Zoos Helping or Hurting. Animals play an important role of human life, without them life would be different. Animals in captivity have allowed human beings to study animals and learn more about animals. Numerous opponents against zoos believe that they do not help educate visitors or help animals in any way. Breeding programs at zoos have helped multiple endangered species such as golden lion tamarins, cheetahs and tapirs (Keilin). Zoos have always been helping animals and our society, and they have been doing this by providing education to youth, science research, homes for endangered species, and a link to nature....   [tags: animals, captivity, endangered species]
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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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Animal Conservation and Enrichment in Zoos - ... Psychological science can be defined as “the study of behavior and mental life” (Maple 70). By researching and studying animal behavior and mental thought process, experts can uncover more about the animal psyche and its classifications. “The study of behaviorism in zoos provides the intellectual framework supporting environmental enrichment, training, and behavioral management and husbandry” (Maple 70). The increase of many zoos and aquariums hiring, working in cooperation with, and even sponsoring internal behavioralist and psychologist teams has lead to major conservation breakthroughs and can be seen as a major justification and very beneficial to the institutions themselves....   [tags: protecting and researching the animal kingdom]
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Zoos: Internment Camps or Shelters? - ... What about if kept living in the wild could be the ends of their specie, if the own nature turn against them, or many times the humans turn their wildlife in an inferno. Should be zoos shut down when they safe complete species since the extinction. Should be zoos shut down when they rescue and cure animals, when they provide a safe home for many before reinsert them in the wild. No, of course not, zoos plays and important role in the restorations and the conservation of planet Earth. I know that not few people could take a different side of my position....   [tags: wild, conservation, protection] 1006 words
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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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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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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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Zoos Should Not Exist! - ... They no longer able to escape from predators or track preys. Reintroduction often needs to be abandoned permanently. “We give a chance to animals to live longer.” What is the difference to tell you that you can enjoy a longer life if you choose to live in prison. Animals act like human. They feel extremely stressful having a poor quality of life in confinement and suffering from mental abuse. CAPS conducted a study to show that animals’ home range in confined space is on average 100 times smaller than in the wild....   [tags: animals, protect, species] 984 words
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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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A Case Against Zoos - ... Chester zoo, a small zoo in the U.K. reports, “A major expense in any zoo’s budget is its food bill and Chester Zoo is no different, with mouths to feed ranging from corals in the aquarium through to rhinos and elephants. Our food bill to satisfy these diver appetites approaches £ 1,000 a day [$1,386.10]”(Zoo Nutrition 1). Chester zoo is paying over a thousand dollars a day to feed animals, of those that include coral reef. Its ridiculous that money can be found to pay to feed coral reef but thousands of people are living in poverty....   [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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Wildpark Reserves versus Zoos - ... The really neat thing about this is that, sometimes the reserves have endangered species on the land, so you could have a one in a lifetime chance to pet an endangered species. Wildlife parks are really good places to raise endangered species, because they are protected and are given good conditions to live in. So, wouldn’t it be a great solution to keep then in wildlife reserves instead of zoos, this would be better for them and it would give us a chance to interact with them. Some questions you might be asking me might be, “I'm just a kid I can't do anything?” “Why not ask the adults, they're the ones in charge of things?” Well, I want to make the young people know about this situation...   [tags: wild animals in captivity] 1012 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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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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Zoos, Circuses, and Aquariums: Cruel and Unjust - Zoos, Circuses, and Aquariums: Cruel and Unjust Zoos, circuses, and aquariums have been around for many years. Families across the planet flock to these facilities to have an entertaining day in the great outdoors. Mothers and father show their children the beautiful, exotic animals at these places in a hope to educate them on the wonders of the world. The general public holds places like the San Diego Zoo, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and SeaWorld in high esteem. Sadly, most are unaware of the injustices against wild animals in these facilities....   [tags: injured animals, wild animals]
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Zoos: Whom Are We Really Helping? - Zoos: Whom are we really helping. Peoples Trust has provided me with an extreme amount of information on why zoos are beneficial through their “Zoos & Conservation article.” Peoples Trust has pointed out that not every zoo mistreats their animals, but never took into consideration how the animals themselves may undergo, and what is being taken away from them. Peoples Trust article “Zoos & Conservation” touched surface solely on zoos located in Britain. What about the rest of the world. Luckily there is a group called the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) that inspects zoos and aquariums making sure that they are fit for conservation....   [tags: Benefits and Consequences]
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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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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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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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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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Zoos are Doing More Harm Than Good - ... Most animals are unable to thrive in small enclosure with unnatural weather and climates. For example elephants are known to walk as far as 30 miles per day, but the association of Zoos and aquariums only require a space the measures $0 feet by 45 feet, which is about the size of a three car garage, to house these large animals. (peta.org) the drastic difference in the amount of space their allowed in the wild and in captivity and the unnatural weather and climates they are forced to live in directly results in a shortened lifespan for the animals....   [tags: animal mental health, conditions] 543 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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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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Keeping Animals out of Zoos, Water Shows, and Circuses - It is a wonderful feeling walking through the zoo looking at animals, attending the circus to watch animals do tricks, and the water shows filled with dolphins are spectacular. If organizations were to start practicing routines without animals or transferring their animals back to the wild there would be many things at stake. Children have the best reactions when they first see a tiger, elephant, or lion. Animals are placed in these confines for their safety and for the educational purposes of the public....   [tags: future generations, dolphins]
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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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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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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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The Importance of Animal Rights: Product Testing - ... Product testing should be stopped because it is harmful to the animals involved in the testing and is also against animal rights. Keeping animals in zoos is not against animal rights, the animals that are kept in the zoos are treated with great respect. Zoos are not against animal rights because they help preserve nature conservation by breeding the endangered species to keep them from extinction before returning them to the wild (Isacat). Animals kept in the zoos are shown to live longer than animals in the wild (Isacat)....   [tags: zoos, rights, harmful, pain]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - Animals should not be kept in captivity for any reason unless they have been harmed and need to receive treatment but they should be released as soon as they are healthy and capable of taking care of themselves again. The use of a captive animal for research, education, or entertainment is just wrong no creature deserves to have their life taken away for our benefit. Would you want to be captured and put in a tiny box or a fake little ecosystem, or abused and tortured because apparently that’s the only possible way to train an animal....   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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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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Animals Should not be Kept in a Box - ... I have always been willing to debate with anyone who agrees with the imprisonment of animals. I believe that imprisonment in this case is mistreatment and a form of cruelty; I have adapted a new living style of being a vegan. Not only do I disagree with the concept of zoos, but I also find the process of butchering animals into meals unethical and cruel. Also inserting drugs to make bird feathers fall off, breaking the breaks of young fowl while they are still alive, and beating sows up with sharp sticks until they die are atrocities to the highest degree....   [tags: zoos, cruelty, habitats] 818 words
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​​​​Giant Pandas: An Endangered Species - ... This dissociation lowers their chances of finding a mate and successfully reproducing. Pandas have a very low rate of reproduction in addition to the challenge of finding a viable mate. Females, at best, can only reproduce every other year. Mother panda’s can only care for one cub at a time, putting their species in an even higher jeopardy of survival. Additionally, cubs have a high mortality rate because they are born relatively underdeveloped. They are small, blind, and helpless, which lowers their chance of a successful existence....   [tags: reproduction, zoos, breeding centers] 636 words
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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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Endangered Asian Elephants - Most Americans have been to a zoo or aquarium at some point in their lives. They spend the whole day outside with their friends and family looking at all the animals from all over the world. For most people, zoos are the only way they will ever be able to see these amazing animals in person. However one animal that lives in zoos across the country may not be there in a couple years. The number of African and Asian elephants in North American zoos is declining as a result of many medical issues. A new disease has recently been discovered that is now hindering elephant’s ability to survive even further....   [tags: North American Zoos, Virus]
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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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Zoologist Kate Valentine - Do all zoologists work in far off remote areas. What makes a zoologist a zoologist. What do they do. Are they well paid. How long do they have to go to school. Will there be jobs for zoologists in future. These are all questions to consider about zoologists and the possibility of becoming one in the future. Many people would get out of the word zoologist that they work with animals or zoos, but there is a lot more to a zoologist than that. Zoologists should have a passion for animals, the ability to go to school for awhile, and the determination to be a zoologist....   [tags: animals, animals interactions, zoos]
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Animals In Captivity - Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]
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Habitats, Environment, Zoos and Adaptation - ... At the zoo, the habitat was wet, and had a marshy, watery, muddy setting. There were the remains of a boat and cypress trees were all around. In the wild, swamps are located in the southern parts of the United States, for example, in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. The environment of the swamps is usually humid, and temperatures may vary. Some of the vegetation there include lots of trees and grasses, including cypress trees, cattails, alder twigs, and poison ivy. Some animals found there are the Black Neon Tetra, The Green Fire Tetra, The Blue Reed Fish, Boat Billed Heron, the Snowy Egret, and the Orinoco Crocodile....   [tags: natural selection, plants or animals] 1103 words
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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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Human Zoos: The Six Pygmies from Africa - Shorter Isn’t Subhuman “The year was 1906. This was a pygmy, brought to America as a novelty to be put on display in the monkey house [...] They chased him about the grounds all day, howling, jeering, and yelling. Some of them poked him in the ribs, others tripped him up, all laughed at him” (The “Pygmies”). William McGee, an American showman and anthropologist, opened the world’s first Human Zoo. He wanted to feature people who he depicted as exotic or unusual. Among all of the people that McGee brought to this Human Zoo, the six Pygmies from Africa stood out to the white customers....   [tags: caged animals, rainforest, shorter]
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Animal Cruelty: Dog Fighting - According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty), the first humane organization, founded in 1866, in the Western Hemisphere that works to rescue animals from abuse and pass humane laws, the definition of animal cruelty is “acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals.” This definition is presented in a paper written by Learning To Give, an organization that teaches children to give back, take voluntary citizen action, and engage civilly and presents it through a philanthropist approach....   [tags: zoos, rodeos, domestic violence]
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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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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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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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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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No Place Like a Zoo - ... There are special breeding programs where zoos take these endangered animals and breed them to add them to the population. Gerald Iles, a zoologist once said “the animals of Africa have been reduced by 80% within the last hundred years... and 600 species of animals are tottering on the brink of extinction”. Zoos step up and make sure that these animals do not become extinct that way people years from now can benefit from them as much as the world does now. Not only do they save the animals but afterwards they release the animals back into the wild....   [tags: perserve, animals, educate, habitats] 729 words
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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 Necessity of Animal Captivity - Animal captivity is a much discussed issue for both its benefits and detriments to the animals. Many people view animal captivity as a harm and believe that it should be stopped; however, what is not taken into account is its benefits. Animal captivity aids both animals and humans in multiples ways, but the majority of help animal captivity offers is through preservation of animal species, and education benefits that zoos and aquariums represent to man. The preservation of animals must continue so that generations to come can not only benefit from what the animals have to offer for the ecosystems they thrive in, but so that the human race can continue to further its understanding of nature f...   [tags: Benefits, Detriments, Anilas, Captivity]
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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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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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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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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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Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity - It is said that in order to protect the wildlife, we need to be educated about the wildlife that inhabits our planet. As humans, and the superior species on Earth, we put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off....   [tags: Wild Animals in Captivity]
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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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Measuring the Recreational and Economic Value of the Dhaka Zoological Garden - ... Peaceful environment of the zoo attracts people to gate relief from the hustle and bustle urban life. It is the national zoo under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. Area of this zoo is approx 75 hectares. It has two lakes of about 13 hectares, which receive thousands of migratory birds every year in winter season. The total number of fauna in the zoo is found nearly 2,150 of 191 species. Included in these animals: Table 1-Dhaka Zoo animals statistics Species types Numbers of Animals Mammals Birds Reptiles Aquarium fishes 551 mammals of 64 species 1,543 birds of 90 species 73 reptiles of 15 species 104 aquarium fishes of 23 species Total 2271 Source: Dhaka Zoo sta...   [tags: objectives, cost, policy] 1096 words
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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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Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Animals - Animals aren’t actors, circus clowns or prisoners. So, how come it’s okay to force them to perform confusing tricks or travel across the country in cages and trailers. Why are they exploited for human amusement. Unfortunately, some of these animals even lose their lives from incessant physical punishment and abuse. Animal suffering can be seen in many forms of entertainment including rodeos, circuses, and zoos. There are around eight hundred professional rodeos and a number of smaller ones in the United States each year (Francione 25)....   [tags: animal rights and exploitation]
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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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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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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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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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Privately Owning and Properly Caring for an Exotic Animal - Privately Owning and Properly Caring for an Exotic Animal Owning an exotic pet risks the owners life and the animal’s life when the animal is not under the correct care. This has been an issue in recent history when pets escape and maul citizens or the animal is harmed by not being fully cared for, or if it has to be killed due to the danger it has caused. However, these accidents and tragedies are advertised globally and cover up the great advantages and positive outcomes of owning exotic animals; this creates a biased opinion that owning an exotic pet will always end in dreadful consequences....   [tags: exotic pet care]
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