The Importance Of Animals In Zoos

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One hundred and forty two years ago in Philadelphia the first zoo opened in the United States. To this day it still runs and is a popular place for people all around the country to visit. As of 2017 there are 10,000 zoos running in America. Though Zoos are very popular people have been questioning whether they are a help to the animals or unjust. The answer to this question is they are a great thing for animals all over the world for many reasons. Some include the fact that they help with endangered species, take in injured animals, and take good care of the animals in their facilities. To began animals slowly go extinct, but zoos are continually trying to help prevent animal extinction. As stated by The World Economic Forum “Globally, on average, vertebrate species populations have declined 52% since 1970. Over-exploitation, habitat destruction and alteration, global climate change, and other pressures have created conditions that scientists now suggest signal a…show more content…
First of all, animals in zoos have constant medical attention and many veterinarians that are ready to respond to an animal’s illness. If an animal is sick, they are taken out of the habitat and only return when they no longer have the illness. This helps prevent disease from plaquing all animals or humans, it may come in contact with. Moreover the animals in a zoo are fed well with nutritious meals. According to the Houston Zoo “Each of our animals receives uncompromising excellence in animal care including the best in nutrition. The dietary needs of our animals are almost as varied as the animals themselves. All animal diets are developed in consultation with a specialist in exotic animal nutrition and are regularly analyzed for nutrient composition in order to ensure the optimal health and welfare of our animals” Every animal receives a meal to help keep it healthy and to give it all the nutrients it needs throughout the day, along with medical
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