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James Borrell Africa 5005

Five of the Strongest Arguments Against Zoos

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A while ago I wrote an article about some of the good things zoos do for conservation. Now I hadn’t realized how vehemently some people hated zoos (and sadly, how afraid many great zoos are about sticking up for their work). Suddenly, it became one of my most read articles.

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Saying Goodbye to Toughie (the last suriving Rabbs fringe-limbed treefrog)

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The last known observation of the frog in the wild was that of a single male heard calling (but not seen) in 2007.

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The last call of a probably extinct species

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I still find it amazing in the 21st century, with Iphones, curved LCD TVs and 3D printers that species can still slip to extinction.

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8 Reasons that Zoos are Critically Important for Conservation

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A couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Cincinnati zoo. A child fell into an enclosure with a gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot.

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