Top Ten Reasons Why Zoos Are Bad

The Top Ten

1 The Animals Are Trapped

The animals are just... TRAPPED THERE! Toddlers and their families make "animal noises" and throw food at the enclosed animals who get upset by this and get convinced, by this, to hate humans. I don't care how alike the enclosure looks or how big the enclosure is (the giraffe at my local zoo (the local zoo I mentioned earlier) has an enclosure that is smaller than my school oval), but it is NOT THEIR NATURAL HABITAT! Take 'em back home or else!

Animals belong in their habitat.

How a lion should live: in Africa, hunting other animals with it's pride (that is what a group of lions is called)

How some lions live: In confinement, pacing around, not doing anything but walk around while humans stare.

If you don't think this is a problem, go in your closet with nothing but what's already in there and see how long it takes until you die of boredom. - ToptenPizza

Zoos are horrible! They are holding the animals against their own will. Giving them tiny little enclosures! Did ya know that wild elephants walk about 30 miles a day whereas captive elephants can barely move!

Why do the bad humans make all the impactful decisions in this world

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2 They Are Lame

Zoos are bad because the only feed their animals 1 a day

I also think zoos are bad. I hate to say this though, but this reason was horrible. "Lame" is not good evidence even though I agree.

They are not lame but lame for animals.

Their so lame

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3 The Animals Die Faster in a Cage Than in the Wild

This one is just harsh because it's true 100% mean because animals are dying and Zoos aren't caring at all!

I think that zoo are good or bad too because animal feel very irritated because of noise pollution and there are not enough space as well as zoos.

Not true in the wild they have more proprietors in cages they get what they want and theyr get feed 3 times a day 3 meals


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4 Zookeepers Don't Treat the Animals Like a Farmer Would

Actually if they don't want the animal they will either kill them, feed them to the lions or feed them to the other animals in the enclosure!

Yeah, at least the zookeepers don't kill and eat the animals.

The farmers raise the animals and kill them so we could eat protein, and survive, zoo keepers keep animals in for something we don't need. - ToptenPizza

They don't give a live animal to chase like in the wild. Also they give a little food instead of tons because lions kill and eat tons of meat.

Zoo keeper are stupid and have no care for the animal like a farmer would

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5 Killing of Harambe

It was all because of a stupid mother's decision!

Your mom said that harambe needs to check her gun so that she can shoot u


He needed to die! Tranquilizer wouldn't have worked. He was too big for it, and it would only make him pissed off, endangering the child even more. Though if the mother was watching her kid, then it wouldn't have happened! - LordDovahkiin

6 Cages Are Too Small




Because I show this ad were a elihtp got pende down with ropes

7 They Can Be Babyish

Zoos are coated in a sea of little toddlers because they trap animals that kids that age are OBSESSED with. Zoos sell babyish and fuzzy plush jungle animals at the ticket center, and the zoo (also part aquarium) in my city has a toilet block that was a babyish resemblance to an African hut.

Because this giraffe was killed and fed to the lions when it had outlived an sinfulness life

I saw a YouTube video called 'Number Zoo'. - JayJayPlane


8 They Use Australian Homestead-type Cages at the Zoo In the Botanic Gardens In Wagga Wagga
9 You Have to Pay to Visit Them

Those germy coins could be blown into the enclosures and make the animals die of human germs. You might see a monkey with teary eyes if the coins were blown into the enclosures.

We pay to watch animals be animals!

Why do they make you pay to see animal crulty - SammySpore

to that

10 Overly Popular With Little Kids

Little kids always mess around and throw food at animals so they should have to be mature to be let into a zoo


Any visitors would get caught up in little feet or get made dizzy by little heads if they bumped into one.
Zoo visitor: Ouch! Was that a giant stone? *falls over*
Other zoo visitor: It was actually my daughter Isabella!

The Newcomers

? They Torture Animals
? Zoos Sometimes Beat the Animals

They do I’ve seen it

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11 Animals Are Not Used to So Much Noise

In the wild, it's quiet. When you have over 3 million people visiting you a week, the noise adds up


12 They Kill Animals

This is very true they kill animals when they are to old or are unhealthy or are not helpful to the zoo sometimes if an animal has a baby and they don't have room for the baby they kill it

If the animals have an accident its NOT OK To kill them


Rest in peace Harambe

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13 They Don't Have A Natural Environment


14 Zoos Stress the Animals

Zoos are causing the behavior of animals to be different and have a negative impact. Living in the wild or captivity has an impact on the animals lifestyles. Wild dolphins spend an estimated 80% of their time well below the surface while captive dolphins spend about 80% of their time at or near the surface (Zimmermann 65). This shows that the way dolphins or other animals live affects their behavior. Being in captivity causes animals to change their lifestyle and behaviors. The sizes of the enclosures have caused different behaviors. In the wild, polar bears live in a space of 1,000 square kilometers or more, which is about 1 million times bigger than the average enclosure, Dr. Georgia Mason says. The polar bears pace about 25% of the day ( Francisco). The limited space given to animals in captivity causes unnatural behavior. Animals feel invaded and they don’t have enough living space to stay healthy. This causes abnormal behavior to many animals, specifically larger carnivores. ...more

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16 Pandas Are Sometimes Fed Fruit Instead of Bamboo

That's like saying (if there was a human exhibit),"Humans are sometimes fed pizza instead of oatmeal for breakfast." It can eat both, chill out, they don't NEED to ONLY eat bamboo. It is good or them and they love it so it would be good to feed them that often but its just their favorite food, they can live without eating it every meal...

I don't really know what's wrong with it. Pandas choose to eat bamboo despite it's low nutritional value. To be honest, it think pandas should eat fruit, I think they would do so much better with that lifestyle.

Pandas eat lots of bamboo in the wild so that's what they should mostly eat, but bamboo in zoos is hard to come by so a few times they get fruit

so... what

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17 Too Expensive

On a windy day, the money could be blown into the enclosures, with the human germs dispensed sickening the animals. - JayJayPlane

18 The Owls Never Wake Up

Owls are nocturnal! In the wild they would be sleeping in the day, and active at night! It would be dangerous to get them up. They shouldn't have to mess around with their body's will so you can see them fly, selfish brat! - ToptenPizza

I agree.

19 You Could Get Peed On by a Lion

I know on AFV there was a man in the crowd that got peed on by a lion at the SDZ. (San Diego Zoo) - Connor360

20 Additional Animals Are Killed
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