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Animals in a nature reserve

Animals in a nature reserve
This actually gives an idea as to how animals behave when they are not forced to conform to any routine, or live in a limited space. Most of the animals tend to leave others alone and are rarely violent. They also do not remain confined in one place. Their habits differ from one season to another, and migration is common. While there is a sense of fear because nobody really knows what an animal will do, there is also a sense of adventure as well. The downside of leaving animals like this is that with dwindling habitats for them, some of them might simply become extinct. There are infections to fear and injuries do not help, either.

Pros
  1. It becomes easier to understand how animals behave without the human beings affecting them all the time;
  2. Seasonal patterns of behavioral changes can also be noticed;

Cons
  1. There are risks associated with viewing animals in their natural habitat;
  2. Animals can sustain injuries.

Supporters

Everett

Animals belong in nature

I do not support Zoos, as they profit from animal suffering. A lot of the time the animals are not healthy, and some will even die in captivity (and yes an animal that is locked in by a fence, or glass is in captivit no matter how you look at it).

I will go as far as never taking my children (if i were to have any in the future) to a zoo. However, I would definitely take them to a state park or a nature reserve. That way the animals are more happier with their environment, and you have more fun.

Things like sea world also set me off a little bit. They profit off the animals, and if you go through news about sea world you will notice that a lot of the animals die because they simply cant live in their tanks. Such as some sharks, they always die in the tanks.

Posted by Everett on 10-24-2017
angie828

This is better for the animals

I think that a nature reserve is better for the animals. I have been to one of these and they are amazing. They truly show what the animals look like, and you can get close enough to view them without interfering too much with the animals. I do not think that it is fair to keep an animal caged up all the time just to have for human's enjoyment. Even if the animals are taken care of, it is not fair that they do not have the experience that they deserve out in the wild.
Posted by angie828 on 10-24-2017
Mahshiemonalisa

seems better

Animals in a nature preserve seems preferable to animals being on concrete slabs and in cages at a zoo. A lot of zoos, I must note, are very nice and are not merely cages. It truly depends on what kind of facility you are visiting. Nature preserves are, of course, preferable since they more closely mimic an animal's habitat and gives them the freedom to roam. They are still captive animals, however, and not living the way they were designed to live in herds, migrating, etc.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 10-26-2017
kingcool52

Nature

I don't think anyone enjoys seeing animals that have been caged at the zoo. It's just unfair that we have so many different wild animals that have been locked up in tiny cages especially in third world countries. I read an article recently where a polar bear (I think in India) didn't even look like one because he was in such a hot place and not being fed properly. It's disgusting really.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-24-2017
Sue

Nature reserves

I think animals are happiest when they are in their natural habitats. When they are able to roam and enjoy nature. I always find that when you see animals caged up in zoos that they look so sad. They don't seem to enjoy being caged into a small space when they would prefer to be roaming.
Posted by Sue on 10-24-2017
Mehano

More natural

I do visit the zoo but I feel like sometimes, they have really too small areas for certain animals. You have to always consider how big of a space these animals truly need.

That's why I believe that the nature reserve is the best option and solution for them. They can move around much more and do things that they would naturally do in their environment.

Posted by Mehano on 10-24-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Nature Reserve

Primarily, I love seeing animals in their natural habitats. Zoos don't achieve this, in my opinion, because they're quartering animals that naturally roam vast lands as a trait. With a nature reserve, it's somewhat an open exhibit. You also get to enjoy the entire experience of being in their territory.

Overall, however, I don't really support zoos. It's one thing to house one or two animals for scientific research. But you're taking them out of their natural environment and implementing them into an artificial atmosphere, altogether.

Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-24-2017
jyy

Zoos are barbaric

I admit I enjoyed zoos as a kid like most children. However, though, growing up I am now seeing them as being torturous. Well, maybe they're not as bad as chickens being stuck in cages all day, but it comes close. Anyway, why would I want to be involved in such stuff? Therefore, I think nature reserves are better and maybe there should be some way so people can see them up close there and not in a cage.
Posted by jyy on 11-14-2017
lilac123

Nature reserve

I think wild animals belong in the wild and a natural reserve is much better than a keeping an animal caged up at the zoo. I don't believe animals exist to entertain people and instead they should be able to live their lives freely and roam around as they wish. Even though zoos try to provide animals with a lot of space, it is still very confined compared to the amount of space an animal would have in the wild and many of the animals I have seen at zoos in the past seemed unhappy (such as a polar bear outside in 90 degree weather) to be living in such an unnatural environment.
Posted by lilac123 on 11-06-2017
wallet

Free animals

It would be a great thing if all the animals would be free and live in a reservation, these animals would be free and live their lives in nature as it should. We people could go in a reservation and see the animals, not at the zoo, or circus, besides the animals would look much better in the wilderness than at the zoo or circus were these animals are not fed as it should be!
Posted by wallet on 10-25-2017
Marvadaum

I like zoos but

I do like going to the Zoo but I think that nothing is better for the animal than to be in an environment that simulates his home as much as possible. And the reserve is just that
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-24-2017
wiseagent

To be free.

No animal was created to live in prison (this wasn't the God's purpose), even if it's for their own good (which in some cases is completely understandable). They deserve to be free and live in their places.

It's a shame that people have not realized this until today (but I don't lose hope).

Posted by wiseagent on 10-24-2017
felabruno

More space

I understand that living in a zoo may be more safe for the animals because it's difficult to get injured there and there's always a vet nearby. However, the cages might be too small (they usually are, zoos aren't the richest institutions in the world) and those animals don't have enough space for living and end up being miserable.
Posted by felabruno on 10-24-2017
Tania997

Nature

Animals deserve to live in contact with nature, not in a cage. They are living beings just like us and do not deserve to be there like they're part of some kind of show. They deserve their freedom and while I happened to enjoy shows put on by a zoo when I was a child, I know like seeing animals in a nature reserve much more.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-24-2017
blank629

Feel at home.

For my opinion, it is better to let the animals in a nature reserve than to caged in the zoo. Like us, animals are living things. Think of that? Are we going to be happy if we are imprisoned in one place? The answer is no of course! It is the same like animals. They feel sad if they are not in their home. They will be happy if they are in nature which is the home of almost all animals.
Posted by blank629 on 11-15-2017
tophew

This one!

The animals in a nature reserve is much better situations for the animals than putting them in the zoo cage because they get sick easily if they are in the zoo small space and some animals is not there nature in staying small places like lion , tiger , cheetah needed a big place to make them more healthy. so nature reserve is like they are only living in a natural way, big space. and also all they eat is natural plant trees and grass.
Posted by tophew on 10-24-2017

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Animals caged at the zoo

Animals caged at the zoo
The biggest difference between animals in a zoo and animals in the wild is in their life span. Animals in wild are more susceptible to infections and injuries, which are readily attended to in zoos. But there are many compromises that are necessary for this advantage, such as the animal being isolated from its herd, often even separated from mothers, with whom they share a strong bond. They also have to live in a limited space, eating food that they may not actually be relishing or be bored of. They also have to put up with a lot of human behavior that they do not confront in the wild. The gene pool gets limited, and therefore, there is limited mutation towards evolution. Often they have to live with other species or incompatible companions, which they would not have to do in the wild.

Pros
  1. Life span increases because of veterinary procedures;
  2. There are fewer injuries and regular food;
  3. The disappearing natural habitats are more likely to make many species extinct, so zoos may be a good way to help them survive

Cons
  1. They have to live in limited spaces, often with other species that they would not live with in the wild, and even if they live with the same species they have to adjust;
  2. Boredom is natural in some cases, and irritation at the noise and behavior of humans.

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Comments

kgord
Caged animals are having no fun. Thank goodness most zoos now have gone to an open floorplan where animals can be housed in something like their natural habitat. I think it is rather cruel to keep animals in a zoo, and I prefer a game preserve for them so they can roam freely and do more of what comes naturally to them. This is what you can find with animals. They are likely much happier there.
Posted by kgord on 10-24-2017
pandooh
I think there are some benefits on caged animals since they are being taken care of especially those animals that are already endangered and those animals that could harm other species. It;s just sad to say that there is "control" in their lives than being free on what they naturally do.
Posted by pandooh on 10-24-2017
lovely
I love to see animals in their natural habitat, this will enable one to see and feel animals they way they are not in an altered form like the one in the zoo.The ones in the zoo sometimes I believe have been so termed and they might have deviated from natural state and becoming so artificial, meeting the animal in their natural reserve would make humans see the animals they way they are and should be.
Posted by lovely on 10-24-2017
Pixie
We all like to visit the zoos but those caged animals are actually being deprived of many things. It pains me at times to see those animals suffering so much. Animals are meant to be in nature. This is their home and they should be left free. We can't deprive them of this right. I wonder who is that person who created zoos in the first place and thought that keeping animals in captivity is fun.
Posted by Pixie on 10-24-2017
gata montes
Difficult to say one way or other - as although somewhat in favor of animals being kept in nature reserves if its done for the sole purpose of - protecting and helping endangered species from becoming extinct - I totally disagree with the practice of keeping animals in zoos - especially as being an endangered species is not generally the reason as to why the majority of animals are kept in zoos.

In fact if I were to be perfectly honest - I would much rather see documentaries and film footage of animals in their native environment than see them held captive at a zoo - as I think it extremely cruel to remove wild animals from their natural habitat and keep them in a captive environment - for the sole purpose of having them on view - so that people can pay money to go and look at them.

Particularly as - I can only think that the animals would probably be pretty unhappy and miserable - in much the same way as a human would be - if held captive and forced to live out their life - in an environment that was totally unnatural to them.
Posted by gata montes on 10-24-2017
ballyhara
As long as the animal reserve, be for sure a protected area, then that's what I choose. Animals deserve to be left alone, to live their life free as always, but sadly money power have made them victims of heartless hunters. I'm against even sport huntress, that is not a sport, that's a shame. You want to do a sport? then work your butt off at a gym, where you kill your fat body instead of an innocent animal. So totally on favor of animal reserves, where they are protected and running free as they deserve.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-24-2017
Joteque
There are obvious compromises on either end. A zoo has limited space and restricts animals to some extent leading in some cases to sadness and lack of optimal animal care. It would be more convenient for the animals to be attended to in the unlikely event of sickness or any other dangers if they were somewhat restrained within the confines of the zoo as they would be easier to reach. There is nothing more than a natural habitat where animals can be free to roam and run wild as they were meant to. The downside is they would not be so readily accessible in the event of injury or sometimes even theft. Both avenues can be further assessed for optimal applications for the animals.
Posted by Joteque on 10-24-2017
muaaz.93
Well animals are caged in a zoo so that kids can learn about these animals by being close to them. Other than that there is no particular reason for caging the animals. Animals are meant to be free. I believe that if we put them in a safari then it would be better for both the ends.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-24-2017
babyright
Animals in nature reserve are much better because they have the freedom to move about easily and also express themselves better than those that are caged in the zoo.
Posted by babyright on 10-24-2017
ColdFlameChris
It's a good thing to leave the animals alone where they truly belong to, so they can balance the environment and the food chain. On the other hand, it's also good to put the animals in cages as for their own protection and to monitor their health so we can completely help them recover. Unlike in wild habitats, animals don't have the ability to treat their wounds and diseases, so it's better for us to help them and we have all the things that they need.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-24-2017
Scarlet
I prefer animals in a nature reserve than caged in the zoo. Animals can freely move in a nature reserve because it has a wide space and it's according to their natural habitat also seen in the wild but the only difference is they are interacting with people who take good care of them.
Posted by Scarlet on 10-25-2017
Scarlet
I prefer animals in a nature reserve than caged in the zoo. Animals can freely move in a nature reserve because it has a wide space and it's according to their natural habitat also seen in the wild but the only difference is they are interacting with people who take good care of them.
Posted by Scarlet on 10-25-2017
vinaya
Whenever I see strong animals like tiger and lion captivated in a zoo, I feel very bad. I don't want to see animals captivated in a zoo, national parks, wildlife reserves are better places for wild animals. I have been to wildlife reserves a couple of times and when I saw animals in the natural habitat, it was very thrilling. Spotting a tiger from elephant back or from safari jeep is very wonderful.
Posted by vinaya on 10-25-2017
Corzhens
I am pro-environment but in this time and age, I prefer to see the animals in cages than in the wilds. Don’t get me wrong. It is the poachers and hunters that scare me. I have seen documentaries of wounded wild animals. In the most recent documentary on tv that I had seen, there was this monkey sanctuary where the patriarch had no tail and only 1 hand. The caretakers said it was due to an accident. Animals in the cage are assured of food and care although I agree that they still need freedom. But still, they are safe in the cage.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-25-2017
NickJ
If possible all animals, especially endangered ones, should be placed in a wildlife reserve. Where they can have acres of land to live and grow on. Zoos are okay but we all know zoos are for animal display. The cages are only so big, the animals still look cramped in some cases. Also abuse I am sure takes place at some of these zoos, which includes animals not being properly fed or treated if they're sick.
Posted by NickJ on 10-25-2017
Pink_Turtle
Animals deserve to have their own space. Just like we do so I would go with a nature reserve for them. It is super sad when I see them caged at the zoo. They seem so unhappy, they can almost talk to you and tell you they want to get out. Also it is known that animals live longer in free, natural spaces than in cages. Let's just leave them in their natural habitat and let's stop destroying their forests, jungles, beaches, among others.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-30-2017
Marvadaum
Yes! I even get sad when I see dogs in a small space so just imagine what Lions and other large animals go through. I think that it is a cruel thing to deprive other beings of their freedom to solely amuse ourselves. Such a shame
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-14-2017