Questions To Ask Your Local Zoo
- What is the main purpose of the zoo?
- How many species does the zoo hold?
- How many threatened or endangered species does the zoo hold?
- How many animals from threatened or endangered species have been born at the zoo in the last 2 years?
- How many animals bred at the zoo have been returned to their natural habitats in the last 2 years?
- What proportion of the zoos income is spent on conservation of wild habitats?
- Has this zoo destroyed any animals other than for reasons of ill health in the past 2 years?
- Has the zoo sold
or given animals to any of the following types of organization in
the past 2 years?
- Other Zoos
- Research Institutions
- Animal Dealers
- Other (Please Specify)
If you are concerned about any of the answers you receive, don't go in!