The well being of animals are not well cared for in zoos. Some may argue that zoos attempt to accommodate the animals to the most natural environment possible. Despite some improvements many animals in traditional zoos still encounter health issues and stereotypical behaviours due to the small enclosures (See figure 1). The lack of room zoos encounter is insufficient and keeping animals isolated in a not so large area is detrimental to the health of the animals. “Studies have found that lions in zoos spend 48% of their time pacing and 40% of elephants performed stereotypic behaviours” (Sad eyes & empty lives). These anim...
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