Why do parents take their children to the zoo? A zoo is a great place for education, discovery, and appreciation. The zoo is a home of making a difference on animal experts, and connecting people to animals. There was a study of AZA showing that 61% the zoo visitors found that their zoo and aquarium experience reinforced their values and attitudes towards conservation. A majority 57% of visitors said that their visit experience strengthened their connection to nature (Marino par.
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.
Zoos are protecting endangered animals every day. Zoos are reaching out and taking action to save exotic animals that cannot be taken care of by owner. For example, a monkey is considered exotic and people should not own them. Exotic animals are not familiar with humans and can change their demeanor on humans in a split second and attack. The most natural place for animals is in the wild, but zoos are making life for animals better and animals live longer in zoos then they would in the wild.
The total number of fauna in the zoo is found nearly 2,150 of 191 sp... ... middle of paper ... ...ost of as long as access to, or consumer valuation of the resources. 1.2 Goal & Objectives of the Study “The principle objective of the study was to measure the recreational and economic value of the Dhaka Zoological Garden” -This broad objective segmented into specific Objectives. The specific objectives of the study was to investigate – 1) If there exists the usual functional relationship between travel cost and Zoo visitation rate; 2) To determine the factors that affect visitors ‘Willingness to pay (WTP)’ for recreational services of the Zoo; 3) To estimate the Consumer Surplus and recreational value (benefits) of the Dhaka Zoo; 4) Use these values to establish effective guideline and efficient policy for Dhaka Zoo and also determine an optimal entrance fee for visiting the Dhaka Zoo considering discount rate. 1World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The Benefits of Zoos and Animal Sanctuaries Zoos in the 21st century are beneficial in so many ways. Not only do they provide a safe habitat for mainly rescued animals, but they breed endangered animals for release into the wild. Some species are having much difficulty breeding because their lack of suitable habitats from the destruction of mankind. Every year, numerous animals go extinct. If we had these species in a breeding program in a zoo or sanctuary, we may not have lost them forever.
Germany on the other hand holds the world largest animal collection at the Zoo Berlin formerly known as The Berlin Zoological Gardens which hold more than 15,000 different animals coming from almost 1,700 species. Many people visit zoos all around the world proving that we never grow tired of observing animals. Depending on your view on the topic zoos can be seen as a classroom for learning about animals or a death trap for animals. It’s hard to differentiate between what’s good if it’s a good thing or not. Maybe we should start out with the good things.
The animals are well taken care of and happy, meaning the guest is more likely to be happy, too. In addition, there’s even the possibility of learning something new while visiting the zoo, sparking an interest in a child that could last a lifetime. Choosing an accredited zoo prevents animals from being treated cruelly by withdrawing support from roadside zoos, and helps the wildlife population to grow and flourish.
After a 90% drop of Tasmanian Devils, the Australian Government responded quickly by making a nationwide breeding program held in captivity. Keeping animals in captivity or a zoo helps them not be classified as an endangered species. The animals held in zoos can avoid natural disasters and predators. So, keeping animals in zoos protect them from disasters, keep them healthy, and make zoos come together as a better zoo. In a like manner, Australian zoos are breeding disease-free Tasmanian devils as insurance against the facial cancer that killed 80% of the wild population (Australia).
Mazur and Clark (2001) state that zoo is a monument to a long-standing tradition of people’s fascination with non-human nature. Since the early societies of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese, wild animals have been maintained in captivity in order to satisfy human curiosity with exotica (p 185). Most western zoos today, however, embrace far more benevolent values such as supporting the conservation of biodiversity through specialized animal breeding, research, and education programs. The role and purpose of the zoos have change enormously in recent decades. Many modern zoo today aims to provide their visitors with the opportunity to encounter the natural world and to become involved in conservation action.
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. Zoos are great places to take the family out for the day to have entertainment; however, problems such as captive breeding, length of life, and animal stress need to improve. Captive breeding programs are what make zoos ethical, but several problems need to be confronted. Zoos operate captive breeding programs in which they take animals from the wildlife and breed then in a scientifically controlled environment. They have saved several species from extinction such as the Red Wolf and the Przewalski Horse, and are aiding many others such as the blue-crowned laughing thrush.