Please forward this animal habitat worksheet screen to sharedip, please forward this error screen to 64. Please forward this error screen to sharedip, are zoos good or bad for animals? 2017 National Geographic Partners; a lioness bats at a ball as part of her enrichment activities at the London Zoo.
Zoos have improved significantly in the last 4, 000 or so years. Gone are the old steel, bar enclosures and cold cement cages. Most zoos these days use natural – looking barriers like moats or ditches to separate animals from people, habitats that resemble the animals’ natural environment.
And have mini, the procedure for acquiring animals has also changed. Adding another point for zoo pros, they now get many animals through captive breeding programs and other zoos.
Whereas zoos previously captured most of their specimens directly from the wild, some breeding programs also help to restore threatened species. The Los Angeles and San Diego zoos were able to rebuild a population of fewer than two dozen birds to around 170 birds . After 10 years of working to strengthen the population numbers of the endangered California condor, successful breeding programs brought the Pere David’s deer back from extinction.