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!

Zoos are bad for animals. Why take animals out of there habitat, when that is where they belong? Also, have you ever wondered why they take animals out of the habitat they belong in? Animals are diprest by having people stare at them, and they get zoochoisis. This is a sickness that only happens in zoos. It can include pacing, swaying, and animal hurting themselves! I hope this makes you rethink your next zoo trip. now read the rest of the list!

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2 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.

Yes animals die

IT IS CORRECT

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3 They Are Lame

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.

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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 Cages Are Too Small

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

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

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6 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

BRU

Harambe Should Have Never Been Killed :(

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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

Boring

8 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

9 They Use Australian Homestead-type Cages at the Zoo In the Botanic Gardens In Wagga Wagga
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

SO TRUE

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

? Animals should be free, while zoos keep them captive for entertainment

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.

? Zoos break the family of the animals

Animals are forced to be leaving their family because about the zoos.
Animals are supposed to be social animals. SO, CLOSE THE ZOOS!

The Contenders

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

sometimes

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

AHH

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13 They Don't Have A Natural Environment

They are good

ya

YOUR ARE RIGHT

14 Zoos Stress the Animals

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

15 There Are Lots of Dusty Areas

What's with that reason?

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.

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 here

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17 They Torture Animals
18 Zoos Sometimes Beat the Animals

They do I’ve seen it

19 They get no food when hibernating

They should get the food they NEED TO LIVE!

20 Too Expensive

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

21 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

22 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.

23 They Don't Have Enough Room

Yas in a vidio I saw a porlor bear going in circles

24 Additional Animals Are Killed
25 Zoochosis Can Kill the Animals

Cincinnati was a great example

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26 Animals in Zoos are Being Harmed

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

27 They Don't Have Enough Space

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.

28 They Stink

yes

29 Animals in Zoos are Suffering from a Mental Disease Called Zoochosis

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."

30 Little Kids Make a Big Deal Whenever Animals Poop

All animals poop - Lunala

Humans poop too

31 Animals Can Get Annoyed by Zoo Keepers In the Animals Cages

What does that have to do with it

Tis article is so sad

32 Animals are Depressed in Zoos

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?

33 They Dissect Animals

That's what happened to Maurice the Girafe

34 Some Zoos are So Overrated

Like Australia zoo it's so over rated. Atop and think.

35 Turtles In London Zoo Used to Have Their Shells Polished

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

36 Polar Bears Are Not Popular Enough
37 The Animals Scare the Little Children and Then the Children Scare the Animals Back

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.

38 You Pay to Watch Animals Be Animals

What the heck! We are paying to see animals being them selves!

39 They Give No Respect to the Animals

They need to be respectful to them

40 Zoos Dissect Animals

Animals are soposed to be in the wild, not in a stinky cage!

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