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So what do you think about zoos?

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  • European lynx cubs at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • Silvery marmoset at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • Wolverine at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • Chinstrap penguin at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • Cheetah and cubs at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • European brown bear at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • Bongos at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

  • European lynx cub in a cave at Whipsnade Zoo © Neil Gunn

In my previous post ‘Don’t fence me in’ I put my case forward that zoos were a good thing.

They let me see the fantastic animals in this gallery, for instance. I am concerned that the individual animals aren’t necessarily very happy in cages though. And the argument has been taken further by Damian Aspinall, who said recently in the Evening Standard that city centre zoos should be closed (although he does run an out-of-town wildlife park similar to Whipsnade).

So, now I want to know what you think. Are zoos a good thing? There’s a comment section at the bottom of this post – so let me know! I’ll also try to respond to any questions you have.

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