I have learned that there are many different reasons why animals should and should not be in zoos. The most significant reason that they should not be in zoos is based on land. Many animals travel in packs and herds. Ranging from giraffes, zebras, lions, wolves, and elephants. These animals need lots of space to roam and graze. Carnivores need lots of space for their own territory. Polar bears usually have territories that are 1 million times bigger than usual enclosures at zoos. Zoos are just too small. Because these animals enclosures are so small they face physiological effects like pacing back and forth and pulling out their own fur. There is also a high infant mortality rate despite being in a facility that prevents other animals from killing, abandoning, starving, and not having medical resources. Potential solutions to this is simple. Give animals bigger enclosures by widening the perimeter of their living spaces. The other solution is to let them be in the wild and to stop deforestation and increase security to protect the animals. It can be implemented through funding from the government and anonymous donners who want to help stop animal cruelty. Another solution is climate change. By helping the climate you help the animals within it. There are objections to this as some animals do not need huge living spaces. Some animals are fine with small spaces and do not feel the same effects. 

image_printPrint this page.


0 0 votes
Rate This Post
Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
March 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Dear Jonathan:
I am concerned about your post, ” The Effects of Zoos” because the Zoos keep animals in a small space when animals need more room. I also seen that you sated “There is also a high infant mortality rate despite being in a facility that prevents other animals from killing.” This concerns me because Zoos are supposed to keep them safe. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was interesting. I’ll be back to see if you post some interesting once again.


Youth Voices is an open publishing and social networking platform for youth. The site is organized by teachers with support from the National Writing Project. Opinions expressed by writers are their own.  See more About Youth VoicesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy.All work on Youth Voices is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


Email allisonpr@gmail.com Call or Text 917-612-3006

Missions on Youth Voices
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account