should animals be kept in zoos or in their natural surroundings

@binny29 (1527)
November 1, 2007 11:09am CST
i happened to visit a zoo in my city to enjoy animals but to my surprise they were all so weak and looked too pale that i felt pity on them and left the zoo......its jsu8t the negligence of zoo keepers who dont give them good food and hope they are released into their natural surrondings so what do you feel about this
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@cikedo (3486)
• United States
5 Nov 07
In the perfect world exotic animals would be able to roam free in their natural habitat, free of poachers and other human interferences. The world we live in isn't perfect though and the animals people see in zoos have no place to go. Their habitats have been distroyed so they can't exactly be returned home. Zoos are really the only option for some animals. Not all zoos mistreat their animals. The larger zoos take excellent care of the animals that live there. They have clean enclosures and the keepers use different enrichment activities to keep the animals active and healthy. Without zoos many endangered species would already be extinct. Instead of worrying about zoos I'm more concerned with animals kept at circus'. Animals in circus' live in cramped spaces and aren't treated very well for the most part.
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
2 Nov 07
As i have seen on TV it is always best that animals be kept in their natural habitat. Caged animals even when fed very well are deprived of their natural surroundings they don't get to interact with other animals. When kept in the zoos they miss some of activities and special skills they would have learned out in the forest. That's why i'm never fond of going to the zoo, i feel pity for those animals stucked in cages and sometimes in not so very good living conditions.
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
1 Nov 07
for me its should be in their habitat too because they can play and live their life freely play with the other animals not same when they are in the zoo its like their life just ended up nothing on that 4 corners of their cage:-(
• United States
1 Nov 07
I feel that animals should always be kept in their natural habitats. With the exception of cats and dogs, which, in my opinion should be kept outside, on a farm or country home, with room to run.