Search Results

Free Essays
Unrated Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned 144 essays for "zoos":
1  2    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
1064 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ethics of Zoos - ... Society considers it wrong if fathers were to mate with there daughters and I feel that it goes the same way for animals. Ethics are the principals of right and wrong and there is something seriously wrong here. Another breeding problem at zoos is how they deal with the so-called extra animals. Recently on February of 2014 a modern zoo dealt with an extra giraffe in a horrific way. The Copenhagen Zoo took the two years old Giraffe named Marius and butchered him in front of a crowd of children and adults....   [tags: aquariums, safari parks]
:: 4 Works Cited
868 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 6 Works Cited
1123 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
1427 words
(4.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(7.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
549 words
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1184 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
1090 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Zoos, Circuses, and Aquariums: Cruel and Unjust - ... No. The only way aquariums will stop harming the aquatic animals is if people stopped going to them. The same principle applies at zoos, animal cruelty may seem non-existent in zoos, but there are cases of zoos harming the wild animals in their care. Just this year, a giraffe named Marius was killed in Copenhagen, Denmark. Marius could not be used in the zoo’s breeding programs because his gene-pool was too similar to other giraffes in the herd. Because of Marius’ sweet nature and comfort with humans, he could not be released into the wild....   [tags: injured animals, wild animals]
:: 12 Works Cited
1930 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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]
:: 7 Works Cited
586 words
(1.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
2040 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 8 Works Cited :: 5 Sources Cited
3336 words
(9.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 1 Sources Cited
600 words
(1.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(6.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited :: 2 Sources Cited
1221 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
1076 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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]
:: 15 Works Cited :: 7 Sources Cited
4019 words
(11.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - ... Animals may be captive in cages and pens but that doesn’t mean they are contained, as it was demonstrated in 2010 at Sea World and this isn’t the only time a captive animal has turned on its trainer. Working with a predator that kills even when it’s not hunting is taking a risk lions can be trained but they cannot be tamed in 2010 two lions turned on their trainer Oleksie Pinko during a show in the Ukraine, Pinko walked away with only minor injuries. No matter how long you work with exotic animals they will always be unpredictable and dangerous, Roy Horn of the Siegfried and Roy duo worked with tigers for most of his life, but however in 2003 Roy was attacked by a seven year old white ti...   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
:: 6 Works Cited
1615 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
1284 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Aniamls are Dangerous - ... Breeding belugas in captivity has proved unsuccessful. “Despite five decades of effort, the population of captive belugas in the United States has declined” (Goodman). Large sea animals do not live well artificial conditions. “Since Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium opened for business in late 2005, three beluga whales have died. Two whale sharks, taken from the waters off Taiwan, were both dead within two years” (Goodman). The lifespans for wild sea creatures are shorten if they live in these aquariums....   [tags: poachers, diseases, wildlife, zoos]
:: 8 Works Cited
1394 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Animals In Captivity - ... There have been many situations where wild animals in zoos have runaway and assaulted guests and employees. “The San Francisco Zoo was shut to guests on Dec 26, 2007, as cops examined a competition strike they say may have been triggered by guests' create fun of the creature, making one man deceased and two brothers harmed.” (San Francisco Mr. woods Attack) “One notice said at least one of the sufferers had triggered the competition, which had been out of its crate an approximated 15 to 20 moments, cops said.” (San Francisco Mr....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]
:: 5 Works Cited
2014 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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]
:: 4 Works Cited :: 3 Sources Cited
850 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Endangered 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]
:: 14 Works Cited
2035 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The History of Animal Experimentation and Testing - ... Research assembled by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) found that the difference between animals and humans, in terms of research and studies, is too great to be able to make safe assumptions when testing on animals for human needs (Biomedical Research). Lastly, there now exist many different types of methods to test experimental drugs and procedures instead of using animals. In vitro (in glass) tests with human cells and using skin graphs are two respectable examples of alternate methods....   [tags: unethical, inhumane, immoral, caged, zoos]
:: 4 Works Cited
964 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1436 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 9 Works Cited
1099 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 8 Works Cited
1303 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(10.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Necessity of Animal Captivity - ... Downing of the Department of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryan L. Brown of the department of biological sciences at Virginia Tech, and Matthew A. Leibold of the section of integrative Biology at the University of Texas. In their research, they experimented with how to increase the population of zooplankton, as well as ways to manipulate the ecosystem to improve the zooplankton’s chances of survival as well as health. They set up multiple ponds and water tanks and put different chemicals as well as frogs in order to help stabilize the ecosystem provided in the water....   [tags: Benefits, Detriments, Anilas, Captivity]
:: 4 Works Cited
903 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 8 Works Cited
901 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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]
:: 14 Works Cited
1410 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited :: 2 Sources Cited
951 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Animal Rights Debate - ... Reputable zoos are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (1994), and are held to high standards for the management of the animals. According to the AZA, accreditation means, "official recognition and approval of a zoo or aquarium by a group of experts. "A good zoo provides an enriched habitat in which the animals never grow bored, are healthy and productive, and have plenty of space to move around as they please. Zoo owners often dispute that Zoos are a tradition, and a visit to a zoo is a nourishing, family activity....   [tags: zoo, animal attacks, safari]
:: 4 Works Cited
1250 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
2246 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Should Wild Animals Be Kept In Captivity? - ... For example, there was a young whale that died because of items being thrown into pods lodged in her blow whole; her captors did not deliberately kill her but the placement of her tank and probably the tank itself put her in danger. On a slightly similar hand, mother whales are torn apart from their children which can send the young moms into extreme sadness (“The Great Whale”). The environment zoos provide for the animals can put them under extreme distress as shown with the mothers being torn from their children....   [tags: entertaintment, houston zoo, abnormal behavior]
:: 8 Works Cited
864 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 6 Works Cited
642 words
(1.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
856 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - ... They were fed every third day, rather than every consecutive day. Since tigers are obligate carnivores, they require meat in the diet. Usually, tigers consumed wild pig and sambar. The adult tiger consumes on average 18-27 kg meat, whereas female tiger requires about 5-6kg meat per day (San Diego Zoo, 2013). The zoo keepers vary the way food is presented to induce natural foraging behaviour including approaching, stalking, and biting. The food is placed in a box, wood, or paper sacks and could only be accessed if open by the tigers....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
:: 9 Works Cited
1593 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
1192 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cloning Endangered Species - Fierce, magnificent, and free. On June 20, 1782 the bald eagle was unofficially declared as the representative of the United States of America. Instead of protecting the national emblem, “on July 4, 1976, the US Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the bald eagle as a national endangered species” (History of…). The representation of the country’s freedom, strength, and beauty lies heavily on this bird; if it were to become an extinct species, what would that say for the United States. There is a very realistic and near-future solution: cloning....   [tags: extinction, extinct species, technology]
:: 10 Works Cited
1180 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 25 Works Cited
2024 words
(5.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Puppy Mills are a Crime - Overpopulation of animals has been a problem for us in the United States, especially with cats and dogs that are the typical house pets. These animals can be living out on the streets or even be confined in an abusive household. There are 6.5 million of companion cats and dogs who get rescued into shelters, but more three to four million will get euthanized. For the most part, the dogs that end up living in a puppy mill were born there and do not know what a loving family really is. Puppy mills are numerous in the United States though they are not illegal they should be because their care givers do not treat the animals the way they deserve as in other pet businesses....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
:: 6 Works Cited
1058 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Overview of Careers for Zoology - You’re on vacation with eight of your closest teenage girl friends and are staying in a cabin house at the mountains. It’ the middle of the night, you’re sleeping soundly in your bunk, suddenly you hear noise outside of your window. You begin to panic, yet you don’t want to wake anybody up, convincing yourself it’s nothing you fall back asleep. Plenty of minutes later you hear a louder noise and decide to look outside your window, little did you know a six-foot black bear would be staring you down....   [tags: Wildlife Educator, Steve Irwin]
:: 5 Works Cited
2167 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(1.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(5.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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]
:: 9 Works Cited :: 5 Sources Cited
1020 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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]
:: 9 Works Cited :: 9 Sources Cited
2032 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 6 Works Cited
811 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1831 words
(5.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(2.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(6.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Cloning is a Misunderstood and Underestimated Science - Cloning is a Misunderstood and Underestimated Science On February 23rd of 1997, an announcement was made that would shake the world and, inevitably, change it forever. Ian Wilmut, an embryologist with a genetic research facility named the Roslin Institute in Scotland, claimed that he and a group of scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. The sheep, named Dolly, was revolutionary in the Bioengineering world because it was the first mammal to be cloned directly from the genetic material of another sheep and was, in essence, an exact replica of its “mother.” Soon after, groups sprung up from all over the world claiming that, they too, had created clones....   [tags: Papers] 2387 words
(6.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Species in the Cat Family - The Species in the Cat Family There are many species in the large cat family. One such large cat is the endangered Bengal tiger. The Bengal tiger is most well known for the white fur of its more rare type, but it is in fact not an albino animal because of its pigmented stripes. The stripes of a tiger are all different....   [tags: Papers] 916 words
(2.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Protection Of Endangered Species - Out of all the species that have ever existed since the beginning of time, 98% of them are extinct (Facts). There are an estimated 5-10 million species that exist currently and only 1.5 million have been identified (Sherry, 2). Scientists classify species into six different groups: plants, animals, insects, algae, fungi, and microorganisms (Today’s Situation). In the tropical rainforest alone, most species are disappearing at the rate of 1% a year (Sherry, 6). If the current trend continues, at least 50% of all currently existing species will be either extinct or endangered by the year 2050 (Today’s Situation)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1072 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Valley Fever - ... During those tests, doctors check for signs of the fungus. If a patient does have valley fever, antifungal medical will be used to treat it. If valley fever is left untreated it may cause pneumonia or lung damage. It can also cause damage to the nervous system if treatment is needed and not received. Valley fever can potentially result in death if allowed to go untreated. A person that is infected with valley fever and does not receive treatment may need hospitalization. Valley fever is incurable....   [tags: pathogens, coccidioidomycosis]
:: 9 Works Cited
857 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Profiting on Conservation: Animals in Captivity Abused for Human Entertainment - Animals have been used in entertainment before Shamu became the headliner at Sea World. Ancient Romans threw innocent people and animals into a coliseum solely to entertain the spectators in the stands. People have been paying to see animals perform tricks for the past two thousand years. Marine animals are often captured or rescued from the wild under conservation terms, but trained by punishment instead of positive reinforcement to perform in themed shows in order to boost attendance for Marine Parks mainly for profit....   [tags: Animal Rights]
:: 4 Works Cited
1134 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Court in Session: All Animals vs. the Mercy of Humans - After a state of the art breakthrough at a scientific laboratory, several tested animals became capable of human intellectual capabilities and emotions. During an unseen event, they escape the facility, no longer remaining hostage as test experiments. Ten years pass and now the roles have reversed. These super hybrid animals are now the top of the food chain and humans are their pawns. Zoos now hold humans in a depicted natural environment and local grocery and department stores are farms were forced to eat, breed, and slaughter for animal consumption....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1010 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Pros and Cons of Keeping Tigers In Captivity - “The tiger is the biggest of the big cats, reaching an extraordinary 4 meters in length and 350 kilograms in weight-as heavy as 100 domestic cats!” (“Tiger Facts” 1). That is one big cat. You might think that such a large predator would thrive, but tigers are an endangered species, and have been for years. “Intelligent and agile, big cats are ideally designed to hunt, with sharp teeth and claws, strong jaws, powerful bodies, excellent eyesight, acute hearing and a good sense of smell” (“Tiger Facts” 1)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
:: 7 Works Cited
2080 words
(5.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Communication and Social Behavior in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolph - Introduction Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. One particular favorite is an animal known for its social behavior and intelligence: Tursiops truncates, the bottlenose dolphin (Prevost, 1995). This cetacean has global distribution that spans all tropical and temperate marine waters with bays, sounds, estuaries, and open shorelines being the habitats most frequently inhabited, and sea grass beds being the preferred nursery locations (Prevost, 1995)....   [tags: Animals]
:: 5 Works Cited
2207 words
(6.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Implications of Different Views on Animal Rights - Should animals and humans have the same rights. Or, the same penalty for their abuse. Have you just sat back and wondered how we got where we are today. Should animals be lower than humans or the same. With the advancing of new technology, medications and medical advancements haven’t we gained this knowledge by animal testing/ animal cruelty. Do we, as humans, think animal testing/ animal cruelty and domestic violence all have similarities and should all of them have the same fines. Many people dating back for centuries, struggled over these same questions that we still struggle over today....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1279 words
(3.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Pros and Cons of Reptiles as Pets - How many people can say that they have a pet that has been around, in some form or other, for 300 million years. Reptiles are fascinating animals that have been around since the Carboniferous Period, 300 million years ago. Many different species of reptiles have come and gone over the course of time and there are five main groups. Turtles and tortoises are distinguished by the presence of their carapace, or shells, which is also their main defense against predators. Lizards are the most diverse and varied among the reptiles with many different types from chameleons, to iguanas, to geckos, to monitor lizards which includes the largest of all lizards; the Komodo dragon....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
929 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Life of Pi as a Story of Life - ... Yet, at times Pi doesn’t want to have to keep trying, Pi just wants to give up. But then, he finds it in himself to keep pushing on. Pi’s journey also tests his faith and strengths Pi’s faith. The film Life of Pi has a lot of religious points. Pi grows up wanting to know more about religion, but the problem is Pi finds three different religions. Pi is following Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam; there is no way someone can follow three religions. Also, in Christianity you cannot follow any other religion because there is only one true God especially Islam....   [tags: tiger, pi patal, movie, zoo]
:: 4 Works Cited
987 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Expanding Our Horizons – Animal Welfare Concerns - After a state of the art breakthrough at a scientific laboratory, several tested animals became capable of human intellectual capabilities and emotions. During an unseen event, they escape the facility, no longer remaining hostage as test experiments. Ten years pass and now the roles have reversed. These super hybrid animals are now the top of the food chain and humans are their pawns. In a reversal of roles, zoos now hold humans in depicted natural environments and local grocery and department stores are farms where forced humans eat, breed, and slaughter for animal consumption....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1119 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Exploring the Ethics of Modern Day Hunting - I grew up in southern Louisiana, exposed to generations-long traditions of trapping, shrimping, hunting, and fishing. These traditions are deeply intertwined in the area’s cultural and economic identities. As a child, I pondered the ethics and necessity of hunting, but not in those terms––Was it really fair to the animals. Didn’t they have a right to live, just like people. I named house-spiders and objected to killing them; I pampered my dog Elvira; and I named squirrels, snakes, birds, and even wasps....   [tags: Shooting Sports, Wildlife]
:: 6 Works Cited
1696 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Solutions to the Cruelty of Animal Treatment - ... I will be talking about the ones that are the dark that few of people know are there which are backyard breeding and animal fighting rings. There are countless others that are in the dark as well, but would take years to write about all of them. Several programs out there that try to help and save the animals but the abuse still happens more often. Numberless times abuse of animals is not reported leaving the animal in a human created hell into they pass away. When an animal is saved from their abuser, it is most of the time too late and they had to be put down....   [tags: animal neglect, active abuse, passive abuse]
:: 2 Works Cited
1075 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 7 Works Cited
3705 words
(10.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Are Animals are Capable of Reasoning? - In his lectures about the way humans treat animals offered at Princeton University, John Coetzee chose to tell his audience a short fictional story about Elizabeth Costello, an aging female novelist. Costello is invited to give a lecture at Appleton College in any topic she wants, which turns out to be about animals. At first, using a story in a lecture seemed to be interesting, but a story about a novelist delivering a lecture should not be more interesting than Coetzee himself giving a lecture....   [tags: John Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello]
:: 1 Works Cited
1584 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Effective Teaching for the Multicultural Classroom - America is considered to be a melting pot because of the many people who have immigrated in search of a better life. Immigrants have brought with them their own unique cultures. Different genders, poverty and students at risk are some examples. When working with the public especially children within a school system, it is imperative to become somewhat knowledgeable of different cultural beliefs and practices in order to help these children adjust to the traditional classroom. Some children’s cultural backgrounds can have a negative impact on them within a modern classroom....   [tags: Multicultural Classroom Environment]
:: 1 Works Cited
1252 words
(3.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - ... The survivors of the Tsimtsum are Richard Parker – the Bengal tiger, Orange Juice – the orangutan, a zebra a hyena, and Pi. After a few days nature took its course. Pi and Richard Parker were the remaining survivors. To survive on the lifeboat Pi realizes that he will have to find a source of food to prolong Richard Parker from killing him. To keep himself and Richard Parker well fed Pi takes up fishing. At first he is unsuccessful but he eventually ends up becoming a skilled fisherman throughout his journey....   [tags: indian boy, God]
:: 1 Works Cited
872 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Race As A Social Construct - I am sick of racism. Creating divisions among people using a false differentiations among groups of humans is a tool for controlling people (divide and conquer), and in fact the division into races is false. Race is a synonym with “subspecies,” the differences among subspecies is a matter of location and genetic difference. A good example of races or subspecies among other animals can be found in the Northern brown bears. The brown bears of Eurasia and North America are a single species; that is, they can produce fertile offspring, but they are called by different names because of the different areas where they live and different appearances; they are called Eurasian Brown Bears, North Amer...   [tags: Racism Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
887 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Career as a Zoologist - When the average person thinks about zoology, they usually think about a zoo and or animals. As said in General Zoology, many questions come with this topic. “What is life. In what ways are the various kinds of animals alike or unlike in structure, internal processes, and modes of life. How do animals carry on their activities. How are the many kinds related to one another. In what ways does man resemble and differ from other living things. The answers to many of these questions are provided by the science of zoology.” (General Zoology, page 3)....   [tags: Zoology]
:: 5 Works Cited
1550 words
(4.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Companies: Ethics and Social Responsibility - ... The added benefit, which may be the most important, is that, “companies viewed as highly ethical were six times more likely to keep their workers” (Galvin, 2009, p. 1). According to Aristotle, “when people acquire good habits of character, they are better able to regulate their emotions and their reason. This, in turn, helps us reach morally correct decisions when we are faced with difficult choices” (Cline, 2010, p. 2). Interestingly, according to Skidelsky, (2008) virtue is different than morality, and “can be encouraged, if not compelled, through legal arrangements designed to minimize temptation” (“Goodness“ p....   [tags: costumers, employees, needs]
:: 12 Works Cited
1842 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]


Your search returned 144 essays for "zoos":
1  2    Next >>