I take a whiff of the musty air, my little fingers tightening around my mother's hand as she gives me a gentle squeeze for protection. Her stern but loving hazel eyes follow me as I bob along the stone sidewalk, my jet black mary jane’s clopping like a horse against the cemented stone tiles indicating a pathway for the visitors of the zoo. I felt jitters run down my spine from excitement. My mother and I immediately made our way to the crowded bat exhibit, younger children screeching from fear or delight. As the door juters open, the faint smell of bat guano fills the air as a plague. I look up at my mom with my beautiful brown eyes as she holds a smile, attempting not to grimace from the putrid smell. I however, rush inside and straight to the figurine machine, begging my mom for the lion figure. Of course my mother caves in, placing a silver quarter that would blind me if the light hit it. My petite hand proceeded to harshly shove the quarter within the machine. We wait maybe two or three minutes before the brilliantly colored wax figurine outputted itself. It was scalding hot to my hands before I began to play with it. Well, that was until I quickly gave it to my mom, shoving it inside of her purse that was colored with floral print, the fringe hanging like still windchimes.
My mother and I then head towards the wombat area. The waves of heat hit my face as I gently shake my head as my hair starts to stick to my neck. I believe my mom has it much worse in the heat, as
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysGet Access
“Mom stood fifteen feet away. She had tied rags around her shoulders to keep out the spring chill and was picking through the trash while her dog, a black-and-white terrier mix, played at her feet. Mom’s gestures were all familiar --- the ways she tilted her head and thrust out her lower lip when studying items of potential value that she’d hoisted out of the dumpster.”
This paper reviews and analyzes three main issues with the first one being leadership. Other sub-issues involve lack of vision, coercive leadership style, using taxpayer’s money for personal benefit and irresponsible top management. The organizational structure, mixed communication, and no clear indication to who to report to is the second. The third
Zoos, rehabilitation institutions, and many other environmental centers provide opportunities for the public to witness animals that cannot be seen on a daily basis. Whether to keep animals in captivity is morally hard to decide, especially for me personally. In the essay, “Against Zoos,” by Dale Jamieson, he writes about the positives zoos provide, and then reiterates them; making positives turn into negatives. Jamieson makes statements about humans being superior over animals, and how we should not be thinking that we are better. We tend to take a lead role over other species, because of our “higher intelligence.” That should not mean that we treat wildlife as if they are something lower than us. In more ways than one, we as humans are
Kate DiCamillo’s Newbury Award winner children’s novel Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (2013) is a laugh-out-loud story filled with unconventional, endearing, multi-layered characters, also features an interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, in black and white by artist K. G. Campbell. After getting sucked up by a Ulysses 2000x vacuum cleaner, a 10-year old loner Flora Belle Buckman rescues the squirrel. Flora is a comic book lover, a self-proclaimed cynic who is struggling to accept her parent’s divorce. She names the squirrel Ulysses after the vacuum cleaner and soon discovers that the squirrel has been reborn as a superhero. This once regular squirrel can suddenly fly like a superhero, understand Flora, and even write poetry. A friendship is born between them and together they embark on an adventure. Throughout the book, Flora learns to cope with her parents' divorce and work on her relationship with her mother, makes friends, and begins to exchange cynicism for hope. This paper will analyze this book, which is a Fantasy and Realistic Fiction story that is set
The oldest zoo in the world still in existence is the Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria. The modern day zoological parks look like a Safari. As I am standing under a lattice of positive ions surrounded by a cloud of delocalized electrons. I realize that the Sacramento Zoo needs to be updated. The Sacramento Zoo is located in the capital city of California it should be supported by both county sales taxes and public donations because both types of revenue are necessary for a zoo to continue with the conservation and natural habitats in which animals can thrive, should resemble a scene of an African Amazon, and be the best place to learn about Wildlife.
Zoos present a certain blend of nature and culture. They have always provided a way to bring natural wildlife and urban Americans together as a means of entertainment. Yet, throughout the years the role of zoos have changed. Though once used for amusement, zoos are now being used for education on preservation and the welfare of endangered species. One may wonder where and how the idea of zoos started and just how they, and the environment around them, have changed throughout history.
For the primate observation project I went to the Santa Barbara zoo to observe and contrast different types of primates. I observed one species of an old world monkey, which was a gorilla and two different species of new world monkeys, which were the Bolivian Grey Titi Monkey and also the Golden Lion Tamerin.
The El Paso Zoo is a well-known for making everyone’s arrival one to remember. Each time I would go to the zoo, I always leave with a smile on my face because of the great service they bring towards El Paso. The reason why I decided to write about the zoo is because I was once a worker there. It is marvelous seeing all of those magnificent animals. They must be at least twenty different types of species we have in El Paso. Which is totally awesome.
The first modern zoo to be founded was in Vienna, Madrid and Paris in the eighteenth century and later on in London and Berlin in the nineteenth century. The first zoo to be established in America was in Philadelphia and Cincinnati in the 1870s. In today’s America there are thousands of zoos. Humans like to be entertained regardless of how they are being entertained, whether that is walking through the park, watching a show, listening to music or simply going to the zoo. There are truth behind zoos that many don’t see, for example, many zoos don’t show the death rates that many zoo animals have after being transported from their natural habitants or the experiences that the zoo keepers provide to the animals being kept in captivity. To what extent are we okay with animals being tortured or being aware that animals are being killed just so humans can be entertained? While there are benefits to keeping animals in captivity, scholars agree that there are more negative effects that are damaging to the animals. The purpose of zoos can be more than just keeping animals in captivity and creating significant health or mental problems, zoos also can have a positive outcome, zoos can help keep endangered animals safe from others who are trying to kill them for what they are worth. Jamieson explains and gives one example of when people started putting animals in captivity. The Romans is the example that Jamieson uses, the Romans “kept animals in order to have living fodder for games.” Jamieson continued to explain how over the years the use of animals historically grew in popularity and how the idea continued to “thrive until at least the eight century.” Jamieson also mentioned that keeping a large amount of animals showed who had power.
The Oklahoma City Zoo first opened its doors at Wheeler Park in 1902. It started out as a small exhibition when they received their first animal donation, a deer fawn. Of course, people flocked to the zoo. They were amazed that they could stand a few feet away from a live animal without fearing for their lives. By 1909, the Oklahoma City Zoo had over 100 animals. The zoo was a triumph! Unfortunately, disaster struck in 1923. A disastrous and tragic flood had occurred at Wheeler Park and caused the zoo to move to Lincoln Park. The very next year, a fatal fire spread throughout Lincoln Park. Miraculously, many small areas of the park survived the fire. However, the zoo was reconstructed on another 17 acres at the park. A director was also hired and new exhibits were built including the Botanical Garden and the Zoo Amphitheatre. The Oklahoma City Zoo also acquired a nursing home for the little ones. From that point on, the Oklahoma City Zoo was a grand success!
Today we enjoyed going the catoctin zoo we had a great time seeing all of the animals the address is catoctin furnace road the time it was open til was 9 am to 5 pm. We saw Pigs, Goats, Bears, pythons and monkeys I thought it was amazing that they have over 450 animals and 319 species including amphibians fish and invertebrates. There most popular animals are Macaws, Boas, Bears, llamas, monkeys, pigs and pythons. We had so much fun Aidan fell and got scratched up pretty good we had to get her a lot of kangaroo bandages. Matthew tried not to laugh but he could not hold we had to yell at him we looked around a little more we saw a huge python matt wanted kiss it. We said that thing will swallow you live we also saw a big macaw it was really
Majestic, noble, and brave, this famous iconic wild animal on the planet has captivated the people since the beginning of time. They are most feared by other animals thus, known as the king of the jungle – no other than the lions. Member of the genus Panthera, the lion is one of the big cats in the Felidae family. A lion’s head and body size average about 4.5 to 6.5 feet and tail of about 26 to 40 inches in length. A lion also weighs about 265 up to 420 pounds and a size relative to a 6-foot human. These mammals are also carnivores. Lions have always seen hunting in groups called pride. While lions generally avoid a full-grown elephant, lions still prefer their preys large like the zebras, buffaloes, and giraffes. Poised as the top animal in the ecological pyramid, lions have strong physical qualities, fascinating reputation, and an unfortunate decreasing number of population.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles zoo on a beautiful, sunny Thursday (October 19th). Although I arrived off schedule which left a minimal amount of time to observe primates, I managed my time well. After being told that the larger animals get put away earlier, I figured my first stop would be at an ape enclosure. The ape I chose to see that day was the gorilla. The time that I began my observation was at approximately 3:05. At that time only one ape was quite visible and he was sitting at the front making eye contact with me making it seem as if he is HABITUATED. Next, post gorilla watching, I had the chance to take a gander at the ring railed lemurs at 3:40. These prosimians all had their own personalities which interested me deeply. Lastly, and certainly not least on my journey through the LA zoo, I had the chance of looking at the mandrills which were once classified as baboons. Considering that two baby mandrills were present and only a month old, this was my favorite exhibit to see because of their high energy and randomness of actions.
Once upon a time there lived a lanky little rat named Rudy. Rudy’s fur was very dull and felt like needles. She lived in a tiny village where all the animals knew each other. Every afternoon she would meet with her friends at the riverbank to tell stories of their morning. One day Rudy scurried to the riverbank excited to share with her friends a cheesecake she had baked just for them, but when she arrived at the meeting spot, no one was there. Worried and confused, Rudy hurried in to town to look for her friends there. Just as she reached the main road, her body froze as she watched the most beautiful creature strolling through town. Rudy looked around and noticed she was not the only animal in the village mesmerized by this beautiful
The sun was shining, the sky was spotted with clouds, and the wind was whistling as it passed through the trees. Overall, it was the perfect day to visit the zoo. Smiling, happy children bounded beside me as I walked underneath the large, blue and yellow sign announcing “The Colorado Zoo.” As I walked onto the sidewalk, I looked out over the “habitats.” The big, colorful signs advertising the exotic animals “brought from all over the world!” Animals that were taken from their home, taken from their habitats, and taken to a world where they are put on display. Animals who are forced to live out their lives in zoos in unhealthy, degrading, and devastating ways.