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.
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