What are your thoughts on zoos?

What are your thoughts on zoos?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to the cleveland zoo
    >wait in line for the train
    >the cheetahs are up to something
    >look closer
    >they're mauling a pair of chipmunks
    >watch as a third cheetah stalks and pounces on a bird
    sometimes zoos are good

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i hope they die of every STD and their pets are taken from them

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about you can’t get any STDs from most animals, especially not if you’re just keeping them in cages all day, and we need zoos for conservation

      The animals are more likely to get sick from visitors breathing on shit and touching enclosure surfaces they shouldn’t

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Human zoos should make a comeback

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the zoo. There's a place near where I live that had an enormous glass sphere/zoo that simulated a tropical forest with a stream inside, tons of palms and trees, two crocodiles, butterflies, lizards, birds and was well kept. Was very impressive when I visited as a kid

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoos are a net positive. Many of them are shit, especially in 3rd world countries, but the good ones do a world of good by making normal people actually care about animals and acting as satellite populations for species that are being fucked by outside factors (Puerto Rican crested toads, practically every species of rock iguana, Guam kingfishers, almost anything with "Chinese" in the name). Lions and hippos and bears are just the Trojan horses that let them extract money from you to be able to help out animals that are in even direr straits, and even then many good zoos are focusing on subpopulations that are struggling. You almost never see African leopards in american zoos because they're doing ok in the wild, but numbers of wild Amur leopards are well below 1000 so 9/10 big zoos are working with them instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've noticed that lions seem to be a lot more content in zoos than tigers. I'll see tigers pacing around their enclosures but lions are usually just lazy fucks sunning themselves all day.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but lions are usually just lazy fucks sunning themselves all day.
        Male lions pretty much do that in the wild anyway, they cut down on unnecessary movement so they can save energy for fighting off competitors.

        >What happened to the glass?
        I've never been there but in another Dutch zoo the gorilla enclosure has an indoor part and an outdoor part. It's probably the same over there.
        [...]
        >says ''he'll always remain my darling'' even after the incident
        >holds the zoo accountable

        >the gorilla enclosure has an indoor part and an outdoor part.
        That seems like it carries unnecessary risk if something like this is possible but I’m not a zoo architect so whatever.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Outdoor enclosures are extremely normal in zoos. The problem was just that it was a poorly designed enclosure in hindsight.
          There's also this story of that pongo that kept escaping. At some point they hired professional rock climbers to check for escape options.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because Lions are lazy motherfuckers in the wild as well, especially male ones.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What do those zoos actually research? What is there to learn about a tiger that we haven't learnt in the past few hundret years?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how to make them our wives

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for one how to prevent them from going extinct

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its great until some dumb Hispanic falls into the gorilla enclosure and gets a silverback killed.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're fucked. Animals aren't meant to be caged in small enclosures so people can gawk at them and disturb them.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I avoid inner cities particularily because of the cage free ape/primate exhibits. It's more of a safety thing because I have a daughter now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wise. There are libtards who want to remove the plexiglass barriers used at feeding time--foolish.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really like the image presented by Taronga Zoo in the Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under series.
    The keepers' love (and all empoyees for that matter) for their charges is so plainly obvious and amazing.
    If I knew zoos here in the States were just as awesome I'd def start visiting.
    But the synopsis for the latest episode makes me think they're trying to expand the demographic.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like going to them and I'm mostly ok with them except for the larger predators. Seeing a tiger just walk back and forth on the same short route in its enclosure is depressing. Some animals need too much space to be held captive in a proper way but many species can live perfectly fine lives in captivity as long as they are properly cared for.

    Zoos also help in animal research and preservation of endangered species so that's good.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Complaining about zoos is selective outrage. Even if you're a non-hypocritical vegan you have more important things to worry about like deforestation for consumer goods. I doubt animals suffer much from hanging around and eating free food.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    recently went to this place, kind of sad. grizzlies living in a tin box then coming out to be ogled as a roadside attraction, surrounded by and in clear view of the Montana mountains. has some bad reviews but I wonder how bad the living conditions really are in that metal hangar.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    im zoo so i respect them

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea_Central_Zoo
    > The zoo also stars a cigarette-smoking chimpanzee, basketball-playing monkeys, doves that are part of a figure skating routine, and a dog who is trained to manipulate an abacus
    > A 2006 report in the Asia Times described a North Korean movie entitled Fighting Animals, purporting to be a nature documentary, showing caged animals, often of different species, fighting each other to the death
    western zoos could really be much worse

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Holy fuck that sounds amazing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the music choice cracks me up, especially combined with the fact it's such a regular ass news source

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >western zoos
      >crappy "naturalistic" enclosures where you can barely see the animal
      >best korea zoos
      >monkeys ballin and doomer chimps
      My opinion on zoos has greatly improved thanks to our glorious leader's work!

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any zoo that doesn't actively partake in conservation and reintroductions should be closed. This means that about 99% of them needs to go.
    In the age where you can easily look up any animal on the internet and watch 24 hour long livestreams of their life in the wild there is no excuse to subtract them from their habitat to put them in trashy exhibitions.
    >but it's not the same, watching it live is different!
    The wild footage you can find online is a million times more representative of the animal than a mangy specimen wasting away in a pit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The wild footage you can find online
      you are on Wauf retard. How much animal content do you consume a week?

      How much the average normie? Zoos are directed towards normies who rather watch fortnite clips and streamers, not an eagle nest hatching or a chase cam of a wolf hunt.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish zoophiles would stop posting on this board. They are gross and I'm tired of coming across their furry nonsense.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      opinion of npc costs nothing, so fuck you

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hate them

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The monkey house requires people to wear these retarded glasses that mimic eyes looking away from the monkes. Is that actually necessary? I want to look at a chimp/gorilla in the face.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds like a good idea, you don't want to stress out the animals.

      https://i.imgur.com/6KyVDFJ.jpg

      I wish zoophiles would stop posting on this board. They are gross and I'm tired of coming across their furry nonsense.

      esl chad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Best part of the zoo is taunting the monkeys/primates, what a waste

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it's a good idea

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokito_(gorilla)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display
        >Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this
        >but she continued, claiming a special bond with him
        Woman moment.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Never been to one sadly, I’m kinda torn on the concept itself but overall think they’re good things when they’re conductive to helping endangered animals or injured animals.

        >apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display
        >Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this
        >but she continued, claiming a special bond with him
        Woman moment.

        >On 18 May 2007, Bokito jumped over the water-filled ditch that separated his enclosure in Rotterdam from the public
        >The woman who was attacked had been a regular visitor to the great apes' enclosure, visiting an average of four times per week. She had a habit of touching the glass that separated the public from the gorillas
        What happened to the glass? Is there another section where there’s no barrier between the animals and people?

        I avoid inner cities particularily because of the cage free ape/primate exhibits. It's more of a safety thing because I have a daughter now.

        Lmao

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >What happened to the glass?
          I've never been there but in another Dutch zoo the gorilla enclosure has an indoor part and an outdoor part. It's probably the same over there.

          >apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display
          >Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this
          >but she continued, claiming a special bond with him
          Woman moment.

          >says ''he'll always remain my darling'' even after the incident
          >holds the zoo accountable

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display
        >Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this
        >but she continued, claiming a special bond with him
        Woman moment.

        Probably the best day of her life.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    horrible, I'm glad my country finally decided to close them down for good.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I work at one and am slowly starting to hate it. I have a desk job and don't have any experience in animal/veterinary care, but it seems like a concerning amount of animals are on some kind of medication all the time. A lot of the mammals exhibit signs of psychological problems/"Zoochosis" (excessive pacing and other repetitive stereotypes." Admin is corrupt and making 6 figures while zookeepers can't get repairs and things they need for their job. A lot of the rentals/events to make money seem tonally inconsistent with our stated mission of conservation and the general public are fucking awful, screaming and pounding on glass 24/7 or constantly dropping their iPhones in the exhibits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Name the zoo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do something about it. Also how can I recognize ''zoochosis'' as a visitor? Is your zoo representative of most zoos?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Great for herbivores & more docile fish but I think predators should be tagged and let free. Must be miserable in there

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like them as an idea but sometimes I find their enclosures lacking
    My two local zoos are like both 8/10s though and the local aquarium is 10/10
    Just wish the closer one had a better tiger enclosure and a real pond for the alligators instead of sad shallow concrete canals

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    as long as the animal isn't hurt idc. they're better owners than 95% of the population.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    huge animals like elephants just shouldn't belong in zoos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Elephants can thrive in zoos given that they are provided with a massive enclosure, regular enrichment, medical training, good care and appropriate ground to walk on. They should also be in social groups.
      The existence of the Belgrade zoo for example is a disgrace.
      >Solitary indian elephant rocking its trunk around and pacing on concrete in a small ass enclosure. No distractions, nothing to do but exist.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    love em

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't hate them but it definitely depends on the Zoo. Some are very focused on helping animals, giving them a good life and helping with research and conservatiton. Others are roadside attractions out to get some quick cash from lazy parents.

    I find that generally the further the animal is from human interaction or having to deal with shitty visitors the better. Zoos that have viewings and showacts with wild animals I don't go to or if the animal has no way to hide from humans. At my small local zoo you barely see the animals cause they're somewhere in their cave or hiding between the trees. Even the livestock petting zoo has areas away from humans for the cows and pigs to hang out in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unless they're just straight up beating the animals or some weird shit, then any zoo is better than no zoo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think there might be some truth to this. The zoo is really a great place for kids to learn about the world around them. Kids really love the zoo and it teaches them many things they wouldn't have been able to learn/experience otherwise. Getting to know the animal kingdom as a lad gives you a more balanced perspective on life and helps encourage good stewardship of the planet and its kingdoms.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They can learn better with documentaries and books. Same goes for museums, most of the museums do not teach shit. Seeing cool stuff is ok but it can't be compared with real info.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is word of mouth through boring text better than seeing the results up close with a more tangible source? Especially if these kids are hands on learners rather than abstract ones

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Even if a zoo is really terrible you gotta remember they cater to the normies. Saiga are super cute, but they are never in zoos and people dont know about them. People dont actually watch as much animal media as your Wauf brain does.

          Normies really only give a shit about stuff that they saw IRL. Only reason people give a fuck about polar bears is because they often see them at zoos.

          No, a polar bear should not live in San Diego, but he is necessary for people to give even the smallest amount of shit about an animal that lives across the globe.

          Like elephants you have to see in person to fathom how massive they are.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Saiga are super cute, but they are never in zoos
            Why not though. Their novelty factor is great.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I agree with this. I think it's really important that kids get to experience animals in real life and not just in TV or in books. Zoos, farms, whatever allows kids to expand their curiosity.
          I've worked with kids in the poorer side of the country, they've lived their entire life in a dense city and probably only ever saw pigeons, rats and stray dogs. They actually believed milk was just another normal beverage like Coca Cola. When I told them milk comes from cows, they laughed at me

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the atraction part of is nothing more than a house of curiosities to get money, the real important part is the scientific research. zoos that don't produce any should be closed and the ones that do should recive increased funding

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp. Zoos usually make me sad but there's one near me that's an animal sanctuary for animals that have been wounded in the wild or by hunters that survived and would not otherwise make it in the wild. They had a bald eagle with a prosthetic beak and a 3 legged fox that they nursed back to health

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I find that generally the further the animal is from human interaction or having to deal with shitty visitors the better.
      This. Happy and relaxed animals are way more fun to watch and bigger, well structured enclosures also allow for more interesting behaviour and a more natural look.

      Too bad Zoos seem chronically broke so there often are just a few great, modern enclosures and a shitload of old sad cages.

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