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Zoos. What do you think?

Do you think this orangutan is living a good life in the zoo?

We took our grandchildren to the zoo. The orangutans are a popular enclosure to visit because they are very active, swinging on the ropes and bars, climbing the nets, playing with some toys and, as you can see from the above photo, draping themselves with blankets. I like visiting a zoo for the educational factor. The children are able to see animals that they would otherwise only see on tv, or in books. (I do enjoy seeing birds from around the world and the snakes and other animals too.) We have the children’s’ attention and are able to discuss endangered animals and how man has taken over their natural habitat. This being said, part of me  still feels uncomfortable with these caged animals. Is this fair? Is this cruel? They are fed and clean but they are animals, they are snakes and birds and not people.  I know in my heart I think these animals should be free.

What do you think?

Is there value in zoos?

What is the value of a zoo?