Treatment Of Zoos : Gorilla Shot Dead By Endangered Sumatran Tiger

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Treatment of animals in zoos: Gorilla shot dead while trying to help a boy who fell into the enclosure VS New Zealand zookeeper being killed by endangered Sumatran tiger.

Introduction
The treatment of animals in zoos has become a very debatable issue, as animals deserve to live in their natural habitat with their family, but they are having to live in cramped, fake living spaces for nearly all their lives, separated from their families, not much room to walk around and being very bored.
But two similar issues that were brought to my attention occurred recently. A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, USA, was shot dead by zoo officials on the 31st of May 2016, while trying to help a boy who fell into the enclosure, and a New Zealand zookeeper was accidentally killed by Oz, one of the endangered Sumatran tigers at the New Zealand Hamilton zoo, on the 20th of September, 2015. These two issues are important because both situations relate towards the treatment of animals in zoos, nationally, (New Zealand) and internationally (USA). Are the animals happy having to live in zoos instead of their natural habitat? Has the environment and the way the zookeepers’ are treating these animals impacted the way the animals behave?

To find out about these issues, I asked three key questions: Key Question 1: How safe are animals in zoos? (Pros and Cons) Key Question 2: Why was the gorilla shot? Key Question 3: What happened to Oz the tiger after it attacked the zookeeper?

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