When it comes to the care for wild animals, zoos create a safe environment for them to live healthy and happy as they would in the wild. While caring for any animals that may be ill, zoos also have breeding programs for endangered species. So the International Trade for Endangered Species (ITES) should continue to keep zoos up to code for the safety and well-being of the animals that are kept there. There is so much more to a zoo then just entertainment.
When people attend the zoo they are getting so much more than just pictures and entertainment. "Zoos have to educate the public about the value of animals so that they understand the importance of conservation. After a fun experience at the zoo, people leave with a newfound knowledge and understanding." By visiting the zoos people get a chance to get up close and personal with the animals that live not only around them, but also around the world. In doing so many people have the opportunity to learn and even help some of their favorite animals.
With the boundaries of the "wild" becoming smaller each day." zoos create a sort of safe haven for animals. The animals are given a second chance at life, and also given the necessary resources they may need to survive. "It rained on the grand opening of the Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat and Asia Trail exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, but that did not bother the pandas. The famous bear family lounged and played in the downpour, enjoying their refurbished home." Millions of dollars go into the care for these creatures. When people go to visit the zoo, the money that is made goes into the care and protection for the animals that it home. Many habitats are frequently updated to make sure the animal is happy and healthy. When the animals are kept happy it makes it easier to maintain them.
With all the advances in technology scientist are always coming up with new ways to care and treat the animals kept in captivity. "The more we learn about animals, the better we can preserve them and provide for their needs." When we learn about what the animals need, we can give them a better place to live. Along with the help of zoo keepers, scientists are constantly watching the animals and their behavior in their enclosures to see what the animals like and do not like. From there they can adjust to the animal's wants and needs, So that the animals are always kept safe as well as happy.
Many people never get to see animals this close. By being able to visit a zoo, people can get a better understanding of what animals live not only around them, but around the world as well. These animals are also not only for just viewing purposes, but also for protection purposes. Zoo goers can also learn how to handle these kinds of animals if they ever come into contact with them in the wild. When visiting the zoo not only are people getting up close to some rare animals but they are also getting educated about them, and where it is these amazing creatures come from.