The Negative Aspects Of Animals In Animals

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“For African elephants, the median life span is 17 years for zoo-born females, compared to 56 years in the Amboseli National Park population,” (Mott 1). Day-to-day thousands of animals are held in captivity. These animals are often kept to aide in their recovery, however are often reaped of their homes and natural habitats. Purposely used as a form of entertainment in an aquarium or zoo. Likewise, animals are not given the proper space and the environments given do not often mock their natural habitats. Moreover, animals should not undergo the confinement of zoos as they become “insane” and lack proper treatment. Likewise, as animals are forced to endure the conditions of an aquarium and zoo, animals are led to “insanity.” For instance, “Zoochosis is the term used to describe the stereotypical behavior of animals in captivity. Stereotypic behavior is defined as a repetitive, invariant behavior pattern with no obvious goal or function. Stereotypic behavior is not seen in animals in the wild and is understood to be abnormal and is therefore a negative factor in conservation captive breeding,” (Zoochotic Behaviour-Stereotypic Behavior). As can be seen, animals are often led to unusual behaviors due to their confinement. This behavior depicted by zoo animals is abnormal and can also harm the animals experiencing this behavior as well as others. Equally, behavior seen in animals is most often, “bar biting, neck twisting, tongue playing, excessive grooming, head bobbing...self
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