Sumatran Tiger

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Aucklands Zoos Role in the Sumatran Tigers Survival Auckland Zoo, has many methods towards the conservation of the species of all animals with an active and successful breeding program, a strong view on educating the public about current issues animals have as well as information about said animals in addition to helping fund other programs such as 21st Century Tiger who receive 4 wheel drive vehicles. Educating the public on the issues that the Sumatran tiger is facing is a seemingly cheap process, but the things that they need to educate people on is the issue that they and many other organisations are facing by providing for these animals - how much it costs to do so. Auckland Zoo’s tiger exhibit give the public a small view on the environment that the Sumatran tiger lives in - showing the type of habitat rather than the size, around the exhibit they have stationed areas which people can interact with giving them information about the tiger(s) before them. So far Auckland Zoo has had a successful breeding program implemented for the Sumatran tigers with a total of around five cubs who have been moved to other zoos and kept the breeding programs open. This is environmental sustainability as they are caring for the tigers therefore making sure that that possible unaware public are informed on the tigers habitat that they naturally live in and how that habitat is decreasing dramatically. Although the breeding and maintaining of the tigers is very expensive so in order to be able to continue in this process the Zoo must rely on donations from the public to sustain them. This going under economic sustainability. Along with the donations at the zoo, the tourism industry in both New Zealand and countries where tigers are in the w... ... middle of paper ... ...that a wild animal has experienced so they aren't missing out on anything, the animals there are kept in ‘tip top’ shape and show no sign of any physical or mental issues, they are well fed but not fat and they have plenty enrichments to keep them entertained. I believe it would cost more to take care of animals especially endangered ones in the wild than it does in the zoo, people are more likely to donate to things that can physically see and in some cases touch as they can 100% trust that their money is actually going to the cause they gave it to rather than blindly trusting the organisations that say it's towards a specific cause. In the wild people would not only have to pay for the land the the reserves would be on,they would also have to pay to protect them from poachers where as in a zoo the chances of an animal being stolen are so unlikely it's unimaginable.
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