With a widespread of various different kinds of people coming in and out of zoos, children are the ones who enjoy the zoo the most. Children enjoy zoos the most because at a zoo a child can get up close with an animal. Other zoos allow families to interact with an animal which permits children to learn more about that species. At a zoo children can use almost all five senses listening, smelling, seeing, and possibly touching that a child cannot get watching television (zoo). Getting families involved with zoos means a lot.
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.
Zoos are always improving to make animals habitats a model of what it would be like if they were in the wild. Many of us remember our most memorable childhood field trips spent watching various animals in zoos. We enjoy the scenery and the elephants, pandas, tigers and monkeys and we learn about them and their natural habitats. I believe all children should have a chance to experience going to the
If the zoo looks bad, the animals look maltreated, or there is garbage all over the ground, the zoo 's reputation will dissolve and the animals will not thrive and may have to be sold to who knows where (Falk, Reinhard, Vernon, Bronnenkant, Deans & Heimlich, 2007). Zoos need the help of the communities to continue to provide a comfortable environment for their animals. People come to zoos to learn and expand their horizons by seeing animals from all
Ever since I was in middle and high school I have always had in mind that I would study to become a Veterinarian; helping and healing dogs and cats. However that was a past dream of mine; I changed that dream to become a Zoologist. I want to become a Zoologist because I enjoy learning about wild life animals; finding them more interesting compared to the original pets at home. The thing I love the most about these two careers is that they both help animals, domestic and undomesticated. To become a Zoologist I need to fully understand what Zoology is, how I would get my career started also making sure there will be no bumps on the road, and finally being successful.
Zoos have been around for thousands and thousands of years. The reason for this is very simple; humans are immensely and inexplicably fascinated by wild animals. While some people may visit zoos because they are great educational tools, most go simply because it is amusing and more inexpensive than traveling across the world to see a white tiger in its natural habitat. Zoos are thought to be sanctuaries for animals, revered and recognized because it has always been morally acceptable for animals to be used by humans as long as they provide for their needs. The main purposes zoos claim they serve are conservation, research and education.
At lunch hour, animals in bonds wait for delicious dishes provided by zoo keepers and live happily ever after. It seems that zoos are really a heaven to us and animals. It gives us a place to keep close to nature, saving those little pitiful things in wild. Unluckily, that is not the truth we wished. Indeed, zoos magnify their contribution to educational circle, exaggerating the importance of role play in conservation work, in order to cover those disgraceful secrets behind.
Or are zoos the key to save our species in an ever growing human population. Rachel Lu, a philosophy teacher and senior columnist, writes the article, “Let’s Keep Zoos: Learning stewardship is a good thing.”, published April 18, 2014, argues that zoos are worth keeping. Rachel Lu uses her personal experiences to appeal to her audience that zoos are valuable to people especially young children because it gives them a perspective on nature. Lu, sets the stage by explaining her personal experience on the African safari that her and her husband got to go on. She talks about seeing a lion eating a fresh kill and a mother elephant with her baby.
These facilities provide homes for injured animals, rehabilitation of the injured animals, investment of time and effort into establishing breeding programs for endangered species, and offers opportunities for children by exposing them to different jobs and careers in wildlife conservation while publicizing the importance as well as contributions zoos and aquariums offer . To begin with, Zoos and aquariums alike provide a safe haven for animals who fell prey to an unsuccessful poach or have had their habitat destroyed due to human development. It is said that “65 decimated species hang on in zoos and research facilities” (Arrandale). Animals from across the globe are traded amongst licensed zoologist in hopes that the organism that is passed on can be kept in the required climates and receive the necessary care and medical treatment that may or may not be available in the countries it once came from. For example, Malaysian authorities confiscated and sent four gorillas to the Pretoria zoo in South Af... ... middle of paper ... ... scale, a conservative assessment of zoo visitation hovers around more than 700 million people annually (Gusset & Gerald, 2011) (Moss).
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.