Many zoos today say their main purpose is breeding endangered species in captivity and reintroducing them into the wild (Masci, D., 2000, April 28). Zoos have many benefits, not just for the animals themselves, but also the humans who can enjoy them. People, as a whole, are becoming increasingly distant from nature as we move to bigger cities and away from the wildlife. For many, real experiences with wild animals can only be found in zoos (Masci, D., 2000, April 28). With education comes recognition and worry.
For example they would go out in the wild life searching the animal, once found they would observe from a far distance and take notes of what the animal is doing or how the animal reacts to certain things. I compare Zoology with being a doctor. There are many different types of doctors... ... middle of paper ... ... of success is doing what you love the most in life; either in career or in a hobby. For me it would have to be the love of animals and photography. I have wanted to become a Veterinarian but then changed it to become a Zoologist.
These places are where animals can live freely in a closed space, but this closed space is many acres wide. They can run as much as they would like, just as if they were back in the wild. You could also visit these reserves to see the animals in person. The thing that is way more awesome about wildlife reserves than zoos, is that you could pet the animals! You could come with your parents and drive through all the land and when the animals come up to you, you could pet and feed them.
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. Most zoos, depending on the location, house animals from all over the world. Each zoo needs to be in a place where local animals, as well as exotic, can survive and live comfortably.
Some small zoos use local veterinarians to help with animal health problems. (Wright) Captive breeding of endangered species gives these animals a second chance at life. Animals such as; Pinta island tortoise, are extinct in the wild. But they survive in several zoos around the world. Zoos are always improving to make animals habitats a model of what it would be like if they were in the wild.
Zoos where animals are fed well and looked after properly with nice surroundings should be encouraged throughout the world and in most zoos this is the standard they go by. Maybe if one zoo is suffering from abusive problems it does not mean that all zoos should be shut down. Even if these are the guidelines zoos follow animals are still stressed and suffering. They show this by displaying self-destructive behaviour. What is educational about watching an animal in its unnatural habitat, behaving in a way that it wouldn’t normally behave?
Zoos do not only keep the animals safe and breed them to make their population grow but also, let scientist and veterinarians learn more about them to help the others in the wild (zoos). Zoos are making a huge difference in the world by saving many creatures who have been critically endangered. Estimated about 21% of mammals, 12% of birds, and 33% of amphibians species have been recovered from critical to scarcely endangered (Estimated). Additionally, a consortium of Australian zoos have been campaigning to label products that
Zoos do confine animals to restricted areas and the challenges of living in the wild. Lu explains that she believes that animals do adapt and live a happy life. The animals are fed well and don’t have to fight to survive. She brings up many other good points about how people expect the same rights for animals as they do humans. She explains this by comparing an animal being killed vs if a human was killed.
Another bad thing might be getting too attached to an animal. I had an idea of what a zoologist was, but I didn’t know that I have an option on where i want to work like inside or outside, with animals or with people. I think this job will take my life to a whole other level by doing something i love with my life. I can even help my community by working at the zoo we have, or maybe even educating other people on the amazing things about animals and wildlife. Being a zoologist is something I can picture myself doing for the rest of my life.
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. Zoos were created for a purpose that needed to be filled. If there were no purpose for them they would have not been created. Zoos are needed and if there is a need in this world, the spot will most likely be filled without hesitation.