Top Ten Reasons Why Zoos Are Bad
The Top Ten
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!
This is rightV 30 Comments
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.
Yes animals die
IT IS CORRECTV 6 Comments
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.
Zoos are bad because the only feed their animals 1 a day
They are not lame but lame for animals.
They are lame because they are locked up all day long.V 4 Comments
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
They killed one of their animals? - AnnieCallieV 3 Comments
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 wouldV 5 Comments
Yes they are go on line and see zoo of death
Well, at least put em in much bigger space - BorisRule
Not all cages are too small at te safari park the train tour size is mammoth sized
They are gayV 4 Comments
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
It is boring if it is BABYISHV 1 Comment
Birds fly free. And an unclockable door to the cage, which whoever has the key would go through and then suffer through a reality simulation of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.
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.
Hey let's dump half our money on animals in a cage slowly dying! - AnnieCallie
We pay to watch animals be animals!
to thatV 1 Comment
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!
What's with that reason?
Animals are used to their more naturally quiet habitats and with over 2.5 million people visiting a week, the noise is unbearable which makes the animals have a different behaviour and mentally change into the worse. This usually causes the animals to feather pluck, self harm, and pull fur out.
In the wild, it's quiet. When you have over 3 million people visiting you a week, the noise adds up
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
Seriously why do they do that? - AnnieCallie
If the animals have an accident its NOT OK To kill them
AHHV 2 Comments
They are good
YOUR ARE RIGHT
Yeah, because of all the people staring at them! I would be stressed out.
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
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.
Many people think that pandas eat things like grass, but they were once carnivores and does eat meat. They only eat bamboos because it has the nutrition they need and DOES NOT EAT GRASS.
Well I don't see a problem hereV 4 Comments
They do I’ve seen it
They should get the food they NEED TO LIVE!
Zoos are bad
On a windy day, the money could be blown into the enclosures, with the human germs dispensed sickening the animals. - JayJayPlane
Teacher:YAY KIDS LET'S SEE THE LION!
Bobby: The lion peed on me
Teacher: Oh Lord this is what I paid for? - AnnieCallie
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
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
Just don't put the owls in the zoo - AnnieCallie
Yas in a vidio I saw a porlor bear going in circles
Cincinnati was a great example
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Many people, tourists, and zookeepers don’t realize it, but zoos are harming animals. Captive dolphins aren’t getting the amount of nutrition needed in order to be healthy. Facts show that 20% of captive dolphins are underweight (Zimmermann 68). This shows that captive animals aren’t as healthy and are being harmed. Zoos don’t take proper care of the animals. Zoos aren’t giving animals the healthy lifestyle and environment they need in order to be happy and healthy. “The physical space is tightly constricted” in zoos which causes discomfort and unhealthy living conditions to the animals (Zimmermann 65). Temperatures in zoos are also a problem. The temperatures rose to a dolphin-stressing 80 degrees or more, the dolphins lost their appetite and were hit by a virulent blood infection (Zimmermann 69). This shows that zoos aren’t taking proper care for their animals and that zoos are harming animals, not helping them. Zoos don’t take care of their animals properly and ...more
They don't have enough space because animals in the wild could run as much as they want and they could also go far and in zoos they could only run a little bit and the animals are going to run back and forth. That's why I'm Anti-zoo
I agree because lions and tigers in zoos have around 18,000 less space than they would in the wild.
Some of them. Not all. - LordDovahkiin
"I LOVE ANIMALS AND I JUST CAN'T STAND THEM TO BE HURTING, BORED,TO BE IN CAPTIVITY, SUFFER, AND TO WATCH THE DO NOTING. WHYT DO PEOPLE PAY TO GO WATCH THE ANIMALS SUFFER."
All animals poop - Lunala
Humans poop too
I hate it when people dress up animals or do stuff like this. They're not little humans, they're ANIMALS. And don't take that away from them. - SammySpore
What does that have to do with it
Tis article is so sad
The animals try to hurt themselves, and who WANTS that?! Animals deserve to be happy, just like humans do. Watching animals suffer is NOT an example of being happy. I understand zoos can be fun, but is it really worth it to have the animals suffer for your own enjoyment?
That's what happened to Maurice the Girafe
Like Australia zoo it's so over rated. Atop and think.
Animals are forced to be leaving their family because about the zoos.
Animals are supposed to be social animals. SO, CLOSE THE ZOOS！
It is natural for an animal to make a loud noise in the wild which is why some animals (EG lions) scare the toddlers. There is no good reason for a toddler to scare the animal back as they are just punishing the animal back.
The animal don't like it.
What the heck! We are paying to see animals being them selves!
They need to be respectful to them
Animals are soposed to be in the wild, not in a stinky cage!
I mean really! Animals should be able to roam free instead of being stuck in a small cage while people watch them all day long.
Some are ugly
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