Zoos On Society's Impact On Animals And Society

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Imagine seeing the stripes of a zebra and wondering whether it’s a white animal or a black animal. Imagine seeing for the first time, the long, long neck and patchwork orange of a giraffe. It’s a sight to behold, and one you may not ever see within mere feet of you, unless you were at a zoo. The world’s most beautiful and unique animals are a treasure that draws crowds. The beauty and intricacies of the thousands of species of animals are not to be taken for granted. They are to be observed, studied, admired and understood. Humans have a natural curiosity and desire to learn about animals. According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), about half the world’s population visits a zoo or aquarium each year. This is no surprise. Zoos are positively impacting the animals and society.
Zoos impact society through education. The public is exposed to a myriad of species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds on this planet and they are able to learn about all the unique creatures through observing them and reading the signs by their exhibits. Zoo attendees have the opportunity to learn about protecting animals and keeping endangered species alive, as well as raising awareness of the creatures on our planet. For all these reasons, it’s clear that zoos are very beneficial.
For children, zoos offer hands-on activities such as helping to feed the animals and volunteering during demonstrations, all to help engage the children in learning. Many zoos offer a “Talk with

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