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The images are striking, but are far from the reality of modern zoos, where conservation comes first, and fairground- style animal rides have long been banished.

Woolf, Amber-Leigh. "Why Visit a Zoo?" Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand), 01 Dec. 2018, pp. A.12. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.


Zoos all over the world provide their visitors with unique opportunities to learn and experience the wildlife from all different habitats.

Myers, Emily. "Animal Friends Inspire Learning, Conservation." Cincinnati Enquirer, 02 Oct. 2018, pp. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.


When the 2013 film 'Blackfish' highlighted the story of Tilikum, a captive orca that killed a trainer, it spurred widespread anger over the confinement of the whales by companies like SeaWorld. There were months of news articles. Angry musicians refused to perform for SeaWorld’s parks.

Zaveri, Mihir. "SeaWorld Agrees to Pay $5 Million in 'Blackfish Effect' Case." New York Times (Online), 19 Sep. 2018. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.


The Giza zoo found itself facing that unusual question in 2013, when a baby giraffe called Roqa reportedly took its own life after being harassed by visitors.

"No Place for Animals." Economist, May. 2017, pp. 51. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.


If you have the money, it's easy to go on a safari in Africa, take a whale-watching cruise off Alaska. But if you don't have the money, what, you're just out of luck and have to wait for Shark Week?

Gomez, Alan. "Should Zoos Become Relics of the Past?" USA TODAY, 09 May. 2016, pp. A.2. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.