Zoos Essays

  • Zoo Story: The Zoos

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    I’ll repeat… Imagine a zoo and tell me what do you really know about them? What is its purpose? Where do the animals come from? Why are they there? How are they cared for? What really goes into building and running of a zoo? If you were to ask me those questions in my more innocent years my answers would look rather simple. I thought of the zoo simply as an unusual type of farm considering I lived on one myself. I remember assuming they were all born in a zoo or too injured to be released back into

  • Zoo

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    being put into everyday as zoos take them out of their natural habitats to be enjoyed by the public. Zoos are very cruel to animals because they cause a loss of habitat, and give them unsuitable enclosures. Zoos also make the animal used to the city life so when (and if) they are released into the wild they will not be able to survive. Zoos also give the animal many cruel diseases and disorders due to overall unsuitability. It is important for the reader to know that zoos are very cruel to animals

  • Similarities Between Zoo And Zoo

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    of the time in mid-air. When you imagine this beautiful creature, do you see her in a limitless wide space surrounded by trees and grass or in an enclosure at the zoo? Animals belong in the wild where they can live freely. In the wild, animals can achieve their needs that zoos

  • The Zoo Controversy

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    Everybody’s been to the zoo; they’ve either enjoyed a dolphin show, or fed the penguins. Zoos have been a part of American culture for centuries. At first, a zoo could be seen as nothing more than a jail cell for animals, but today, zoos are being completely transformed. What used to be confined cages are now being revolutionized into acres of land for different species to reside in. The opponents of zoos feel that they are inhumane and harmful to animals. However, zoos are beneficial for several

  • Role Of Zoos

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    documentaries, misinformation, beliefs and choices that have been made in and by zoos. With all of this, it means our judgement and others have been clouded by what media has told us. If we look at zoos in other regions, and those affected by war, then does your viewpoint change on what and how you see zoos? What about zoos in other regions of the world? This question is a good one; as it applies to regional views. Zoos all over the world have different rules; for visitors and their animals, depending

  • Ethics of Zoos

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    go to see live animals such as aquariums, zoos, and safari parks. A pleasant way to define a Zoo is to call it “an establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals”. (Google def) Another way to say that is a facility in which animals are “enclosed in cages for public exhibition”. I believe zoos are ethical; however, changes need to be made to eliminate problems I have discovered. In this argumentative essay, I will be arguing the ethics of zoos and certain problems that need to be addressed

  • Nightmare Zoo: The Surabaya Zoo of Indonesia

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    Indonesia’s largest zoo. Animals are captured and are forced to live in the zoo’s harsh conditions, where they are overcrowded, underfed, and neglected. The Surabaya Zoo of Indonesia is a horrendous zoo with terrible conditions, and should be closed down due to the mistreatment of the zoo’s animals. The Surabaya Zoo, as disgusting as it is, sees a lot of tourists every day. Being the oldest and one of the most diverse zoos in the world, it is no surprise the zoo sees a lot of traffic. The zoo sees a ton of

  • Cloned Zoos

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    Cloned Zoos Imagine an earth where every animal lives within an enclosed area where all humankind can see them. Yet, within these enclosures are the only places humans can see these animals alive. Why? It is because the animals' habitats have been damaged and completely destroyed for the needs and usage of human kind. These enclosed areas are called Cloned Zoos: The Final Stronghold of the World's Biodiversity. These cloned zoos are full of cloned animals that have been brought back from the

  • The Importance Of Zoos

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    species, comes through visiting zoos. These animal safe havens allow the public to appreciate and learn about elegant animals. Zoos benefit animal

  • What Are Zoos?

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    Zoos have been very controversial lately with debate about animal cruelty and speculations shifting around the industry, so what is the truth about zoos? Zoos are known to be a safe area for animals and humans, entertain individuals and be a safe containment for endangered animals. Knowing this information it’s factual to say that this sounds like the perfect place for animals and humans, and they are. In fact, zoos take all necessary precautions to make sure that the animals and the attendees are

  • Cheetahs in Zoos

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    Cheetahs in Zoos Cheetahs in captivity should be left there, not released into the wild, and on the same note cheetahs in the wild should be left there, not brought into captivity. A cheetah in a zoo that is released into the wild may not know what to do, having been cared for by people in an enclosed environment for a number of years and then suddenly thrust out into the wild and on its own may have adverse effects on the cat’s psyche, making it manic or exhibit unpredictable behaviors and endangering

  • Are Zoos Bad

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    Are Zoos all Good or all Bad? The controversy over Zoos has been testing modern society's morales for decades. Many groups have taken different stances on the subject, ranging from defending their use for educational and recreational purposes, or rejecting it for ethical reasons. David Hone and Michelle Carr have published articles such as “Why Zoos Are Good” and “The Reality of Zoos,” respectively, to present themselves as either Zoo supporters or Zoo adversaries. The literary devices of persuasive

  • Sociology Of Zoos

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    and Dr. Scott Cohen, only 42% of the zoos studied around the world, incorporates the educational aspects of zoos for their visitors (Carr and Cohen, 22). Therefore, what is the primary reason of zoos? According to Marc Bekoff, Professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado, zoos are visited around the world by millions of people, as they are considered as a source of entertainment by many (Bekoff). Animals are confined in zoos for the sake of human entertainment

  • Reality Of Zoos

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    oceans, and even our very own homes, at times. Some would call the zoo, however, their safe heaven. Creatures such as these are rare and endangered species, injured animals that could no longer thrive in the wild, and the offspring of such beasts. In 'The Reality of Zoos' by Michelle Carr, it states that “Captive animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.” (Carr, line 15) According to Michelle Carr, zoos are not appropriate places for animals. In her words, she describes

  • Zoos Essay

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    Zoos have been with us throughout our history, and can provide a good barometer of public beliefs and values at any given time. Therefore it seems necessary to explore whether in today’s society contemporary zoos are a means of educating and conserving or still seek to control and exhibit animal others for human benefit. In order to make this assessment there are a number of contributing factors. Firstly it is important to establish context by considering the history of zoos and looking at the changes

  • Persuasive Essay On Zoos

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    2015 Modern Day Sacrifice for Your Entertainment We have all been to the zoo with our families, friends, or on an elementary school field trip. Zoos function today as amusement parks and use their wildlife conservation efforts to ward off the guilt visitors might feel looking at hundreds of caged wild animals. We remember seeing the tigers laying out in the sun or the monkeys swinging from branches. The information the zoo tried to teach us, like the daily calorie intake of a Siberian tiger or which

  • Persuasive Essay Zoos

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    Have zoos been doing what they have been telling people, many have not. Because zoos have been one of the hot spots on the news they are starting propaganda they they have not been able to achieve. Some of the things they have tried to be devoted to is education, animal conservation, and animal welfare. But most zoos have not been acting on animal conservation and also since they are under human control you would think they should be treated humanely. As zoos have been a big concentration for

  • Persuasive Essay On Zoos

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    the sake of their safety! According to Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), there are around 2500 zoos worldwide but only 225 of them are licensed. In spite of the claimed advantages of zoos, they are unsafe and needless places that should be banned. Such decision is necessary due to the fact that zoos are cruel and cause psychological suffering for animals because of changing their habitats to a confined unsuitable place. As a start, zoos are cruel towards animals. Depending on Oxford Dictionaries

  • Persuasive Essay Zoos

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    Why zoos should not be kept ! “ Some zoo animals have such serious problems that they must regularly be given drugs to keep them calm.” -- Jose Gonzolez. There is a zoo debate because some people like zoos However some people feel like zoos should not be here because zoos hurt the animals and put them on drugs. Why there is a debate because people feel we need zoos to keep animals from becoming extinct but in zoos they beat the animals. Zoos should not be kept because animals are not taken

  • Effects Of Zoos On Animals

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    world, zoos and circuses are merely entertaining places to visit animals doing what they would in the wild or performing mind blowing tricks. Although zoos are said to be a learning environment and circuses just a harmless show, these environments are some of the most threatening to wild animals. What these people do not see are the horrors that happen behind the curtains or behind closed doors. These people do not witness the constant brutality or the constant neglect that animals in zoos and circuses