Zoos: The Benefits Of Honoring The Equality Of Animals
Measures are taken when there is still enough reproductive animals to strengthen the species. The earlier the captive breeding programs start, the more successful they will be. Without sufficient numbers, inbreeding may occur which will eventually lead to more problems. So these programs are very important in the efforts to try to save these special species.
One of the biggest benefits of captive breeding is that the general public gets the privilege of observing these species first-hand (Diamond, 1995). Perhaps one of the most important changes the zoos have made is their purpose. Rather than just providing entertainment, the goal is education through enjoyment.
Teaching the public about these animals and their habitats can be extremely crucial in keeping these species afloat (Stevens, 1993). Zoos are making great strides in the education, showing people the creatures and the environments they might have indirectly helped in the destruction of (Arrandale, 1990). With this newfound knowledge, zoos hope the visitors will be still have the enjoyment, but will also be more informed about the …show more content…
If I am able to come to all of these realizations on my own, imagine how much more knowledgeable the public will be as a whole on these matters. Both education and species conservation are gained. Honestly, many members of the human population may not realize what life is truly like out in the wild. Nature has been difficult for many animals and these scientists are trying to rebuild what Mother Nature, in combination with the human race, has almost destroyed. The role has shifted, but I believe that the motives have also changed considerably. The concern of the patrons will always be a factor, but with so many people worried about the animals, they are not forgotten. Perhaps if the general public, meaning those who do not have the privilege of visiting these zoos becomes more informed about the work, less questions will be raised about this transition. Personally, I cannot differentiate the one who suffers in this arrangement. The animals' rights are looked after, the public becomes more aware and the endangered numbers of many species are strengthened. If the children still squeal, the animals are