A New Era
Zoos in general offer so much to the public, but zoos such as The Sand Diego Zoo and The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, exceed the expectations of any other zoo. Not only do they provide us with a huge variety of different species, introducing us to animals we would only dream of seeing, they go above and beyond, always keeping the animals’ best interest at heart to ensure them happiness. It’s always rewarding to witness the bliss and joy each animal displays, but a lot of hard work is behind each furry, little smile through all the conservation work behind the scenes. The San Diego Zoo and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park may be two completely different zoos, but they have one important similarity: their passion and love of animals. Having a wide variety of species is a key element to the flourishing of any zoo. Both the San Diego Zoo and Smithsonian National Zoological Park have many different wild life to offer their visitors, possessing all kinds of creatures for every animal lover out there. Both zoos have a little bit of everything under each classification of species whether it be arthropods, amphibians, birds, mammals, or reptiles. Name it, they’ve probably got it, and including many different creatures most of us have more than likely never even heard of. These zoos are bringing us closer together by educating us about all the different kinds of animals all around the world. Although these zoos have thousands of critters to provide the public with hours of entertainment, it’s not enough. Many people boycott zoos because they feel sympathetic towards the creatures because outsiders view them as unhappy, bored, and forever trapped. Truthfully, many of these animals are happier than those in the wild, thanks to the special and unique care of both the San Diego Zoo and Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Both these zoos have taken extra measures to ensure the happiness of each and every creature. An example for the San Diego...
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