Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Zoo Animals and why we don't go to the zoo


Definition: A zoological garden, zoological park, menagerie, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred.
Below are a few notes taken from the wikipedia encyclopedia : In a modern zoo, about five animals are bred in captivity for every 20 animals on display.
When they arrive at the zoo, the animals are placed in quarantine, and slowly acclimatized to enclosures which seek to mimic their natural environment. For example, some species of penguins may require refrigerated enclosures.
For every animal caught in the wild, several more are killed in the process.
The condition of the animals varies widely, especially in zoos in countries with little or no regulations. Animals who breed frequently, such as deer, tiger, and lions may be killed for their meat. The downside to breeding the animals in captivity is that thousands of them are placed on "surplus lists" each year, and sold to circuses, animal merchants, auctions, pet owners, and game farms.
Below is Edith, a chimpanzee who was passed around 5 zoos before arriving in Texas at the age of 37.


Let's go to the zoo? We say no thanks!
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6 comments:

  1. OMG! I had no idea! We only went to the zoo once but this news is horrifying! I really thought they were rescued and kept 'safe' by being in a zoo. This is really awful! Thanks for sharing this info. I feel so ignorant now.

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  2. Love the statement, a great way to educate people. Animals have no place in a zoo.

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  3. @ Karen, zoos aren't always fun for animals :(
    @ Veganessa: thank you!

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  4. Our zoo has bred endangered species and released them into the wild.

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  5. I had never thought about it until we saw the documentary "Babies" last weekend. Almost everything the American family did looked ridiculous compared to other cultures. The others were just so natural with the way they handled their children and with the animals surrounding them.

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