What do you think of zoos? For many visitors, zoos are delightful places filled with exotic and wondrous animals. They are great places to take children, to learn about animals, and to stroll away an afternoon. For other people, however, zoos are terrible places, where animals are kept in confined conditions, with few opportunities for natural stimulation. What do you think? Should zoos exist at all? Why or why not?
There are a lot of different kinds of “zoos” from large, well-funded sanctuaries to roadside attractions. Does the type of zoo affect your opinion? Explain why or why not.
Why do some animals do better in zoos than others based on their diversity?
If you were designing a new zoo, what wouiquld you do to make it a “better” zoo? Why?