Do zoo’s help or harm endangered animals?

You all had a fantastic opportunity to visit Twycross Zoo recently. Whilst we were there we learnt a lot about how zoo’s support and save endangered animals.

However on Tuesday we held a debate about whether zoo’s actually help or may harm animals.
The images below represent two sides of the argument.

for         against

Today I would like you to use your facts and opinions to write a FOR, AGAINST and a CONCLUSION paragraphs about keeping animals in the zoo.

Key vocabulary:
endangered       harmful       extinct       biodiversity       hunting     suffer

habitat  abused         breed        wild         climate     predator

Point of view      However      Therefore One one hand
Nevertheless              
Whereas     because    yet 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Do zoo’s help or harm endangered animals?

  1. For:
    If animals stay in a zoo they are safer because they wont be out in the free where they are in danger and have a chance of dying.Out there people will kill the animals they are called hunters.Sometimes in the wild it can be harmful.
    Against:
    If animals are in the wild they will have big space.They have their habitat and there food in the wild and free where its their own home.
    Conclusion:
    In conclusion I think that the animals should be kept in the zoo because it is safer and in that way they are out of danger and harms way so they will not die by the hunters however it could also be good in the wild because it is there home.But I go with the zoo :). ~ Alesha Ahmed 4T

  2. Conclusion:Animals should be aloud to a different zoo because they may like it there and they may of been there.Animals should not be aloud to a different zoo because they may not like it there

  3. Animals should be kept in zoo’s because the zookeepers take care of the animals.Elephants and many other animals are safe from being endangered, meaning animals will have a better healthcare,medication food.Zoo’s do try and provide animals with a similar life to the wild.Also animals are being saved from
    poachers,drought and deforestation.Zoo keepers ensures correct temperature and help to support the the animals growing healthily.

    Animals should live in the wild because there is less natural space in zoo’s than in
    The wild.Many animals are having to liveIn artificial environments and are not their natural habitats.After living in the zoo,the animals can not live in the wild as
    they don’t know how to survive without zoo keepers support.

    • Overall,my opinion is that animals should live in zoo’s
      because they are safe and have a better lifestyle rather than being in the wild where poachers will hunt for animals,
      which means that no one would look after them.Zoo’s ensure that animals will be healthy and enjoying themselves.

  4. For :
    Animals should be kept in zoos so they don’t get harmed or hunted in thier country’s .Scientntist need discover All there diseases so they don’t get sick.Zoo
    keepers weigh all the animals to check their fitness and health. Giraffes which need heat are kept in a room full of hot temperature .Lots of animals need food like grass , shrubs ,meat , hay and fruit that why they are kept in the zoos.
    Pouches
    Against
    Animals should not be kept in zoos because they a small space for movement .
    After living in zoos animal would go to their natural habitats. They would not like without the support of the zoo keepers.
    My opinion is that animal should stay in zoos so they don’t get hunted.

  5. I think that animals should be kept in zoos because the zookeepers take a lot of care of the animals.They also try to keep the animals place like how they live in the wild.Animals are kept healthy and well cared in zoos.Zookeepers provide the food for animals.

    I think animals should be in the wild rather than in the zoo because it’s more spacious in the wild.In the wild,the animals get what they need so for example their habitat and food.The animals have their natural environment than in the zoos they have artificial environment.

    My opinion is to Keep animals in the wild.

  6. For
    Animals need zoos because zoos treat poorly animals and give animals food on a daily basis. Animals also need zoos to be protected by poachers because in zoos poachers can’t lay a finger on the tinest animal.
    Against
    Animals are safe in zoos but their space is limited and some of the habitats are artificial, fake and dangerous. Another reason why animals shouldn’t be in captivityIs : some animals are abused a lot or forced to perform and entertain visitors.
    To conclude my work I think animals should be kept in zoos

  7. As the zoo director, we protect animals from being hunted by poachers and we help them to have a better life. Animals are endangered however, in the zoo we make the animals life better. When animals have there babies, they won’t be able to survive.In the zoo ,the animals are saved from poachers, droughts and deforestation. Zoo keepers provide the correct tempauture and help to support the animals growing.
    As a animal safe garder, animals should have a natural habitact in the wild. The zoo’s don’t have enough space for the animals.
    My viewpoint is that animals should live in the wild with they naurtral habitact

  8. For:Animals should be kept in the zoo’s because it makes they feel safe and if the animals have been endangered so they have taken these animals to a much better and a safer zoo.Some animals feel happy for where they are because they get feeded more by zoo keepers.Also some animals get weighed so they can be healthy and fit.Some zoos take care of the animals however some do not take care.
    Against:Animals should be taken to a different zoo because they might like it there and they have been there before.Zoos some times do not provide good cages and some cages are not that big they are small so the animals can’t move around or be active.Some animals get fet the wrong food,some animals are not healthy enough.They should be remove because they sometimes escape which means they do not like it there.

  9. I think animals should live in their own habitats so they have free space to roam around, whereas if they live in the zoo they could find litter from people and maybe cut their skin from plastic. On the other hand the animals such as rhinos should not stay in the wild because they could be hunted by poachers, so if they stay in the zoo they won’t get harmed.Animals should stay with their family-wild.

  10. For
    People think that zoo’s are good for endangered animals because they are safe and people would not ruin their habitats. The zookeepers take care of the animals and make sure they are healthy and have enough food. They also check that they don’t have a problem. The animals will have better medication more than they had in the wild which no body would take care of them.

    Against
    Some people think that endangerd animals should not live in the zoo because there are less space and in the wild there are more space for them to entertain. If animals live in the wild, they are going to have to live in artificial environments and not their natural habitats. After living in the zoo, the animals can not live in the wild as they don’t know how to survive without zookeepers support.

    Overall, my opinion is that animals should live in the zoo so they could be safe and healthy rather than putted in the wild where no one would take care of them and animals would be in danger by people hunting them. Zookeepers are very caring and take very care of animals. Zookeepers make sure animals are safe and that they are enjoying themselves.

  11. If animals have no food and they will die and they haven’t got there mum to feed them they will be really hungry and they will die because they have no food and there mum will die to.

  12. If the animals die they haven’t got no food or water because they mummy can’t have no food and drink they mummy milk they are also they have alvestroyed they self

  13. The animals can suffer from deforestation so it will be better for them to stay in they zoo ,as they will have a safe environment to live in. As deforestation is occurring , lots of natural habitats are being destroyed , however in the zoo they won’t be getting destroyed. It is fun to go to the zoo and see animals and you can learn loads about them. It isn’t good to kill different species, that is why we have zoos. In zoos, we can make more animals by putting two animals together.

  14. 1. For
    If the animals die they don’t have there own homes and thire mummy’s won’t feed there babies and they can die .
    What can you do to help the animals?
    2. Against
    The animals can get affected from food chains and that’s bad .
    How will you help the animals to feed thire babies
    3. For
    If the animals are pprolly the scientists can make medisuns for them
    Can you help the good animals?
    4. Against
    The people don’t like the erervrerment .
    Bye thank hope you like it .

  15. The animals can not breathe From deforestation so it will be good for them to stay in the zoo. Food chains an be effected. In the zoo the animals can live in the zoo.

  16. Animals should be kept in zoos because they won’t be hunt down by poachers who want different parts of animals bodies however animals shouldn’t be kept in zoos because they will have less space and if animals live in the wild they are adapted to live in the wilds habitat.Also ,animals should be kept in the wild than the zoos because Tv programmes can’t be able to go in the wild and see the natural habitats that animals have on the other hand it is a good thing for animals to be kept in zoos so they can see if different animals are healthy and fit.Furthermore, animals should be kept in zoos because they will provide a similar life for animals when they in the wild but animals shouldn’t be kept in the wild because as animals have less space in the zoo they will become lazy.Animals should be kept in zoos because people can learn information about animals and they will food so they don’t need to to go hunting and with hunting other animals can eat them however when animals go back to the wild ,they don’t know how to survive with zoo keepers support.On the other hand , animals shouldn’t be kept in the zoos because some zoos use animals for performances nevertheless animals should be kept in zoos because many animals are becoming extinct .Also animals should be kept in zoos because animals are dying because there is not enough water to drink and in zoos, zoo keepers provide the correct temperature to keep animals healthy.

    In my opinion, I think animals should be kept in zoos because endangered animals are getting saved and zoos provide a healthy diet for the animals and provide correct temperature for every animal.

  17. if the animals are trapped inside the zoo,they will be separate from they’re family so they won’t see each other again.However,they will be protected from other animals that will eat.Also,some animals couldn’t eat so it will effect their food chain will be effected.

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