Visit The Zoo Day
Visit the Zoo Day is a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating and interesting species on Earth. You are likely to find a zoo no matter where you live. So why not visit one and learn more about the animals?
Many people view zoos as cruel prisons in which countless animals are kept bored to death from the time they’re born until they die. Today, zoos play a major role in research into animal behavior and how to save endangered animals from starvation. Many zoos offer breeding programs that work in conjunction with other facilities to increase endangered species.
The enclosures used to house animals in the best zoos are spacious and try to replicate the animal’s natural environment as closely possible. Many zoos also house native species, or more so, than animals from faraway places. Overall, zoos offer a fascinating and often scrumptious way to get closer to nature than any other place. It’s worth visiting at least once in your life.
It is not a new idea to keep exotic animals in a restricted area that can be viewed or observed by others. Excavators in Egypt discovered the first such enclosure, known as a “menagerie”, around 3500 B.C. King Solomon of Israel, King Nebuchadnezzar from Babylonia, and Alexander the Great were all known to have been ancient animal collectors.
The Roman Games also saw wild animals being collected for use in the arenas. However, most of them died from injuries after being pitted against one another for the entertainment of the crowd. The Tower of London was later used by British monarchs to keep wild animals. They could be fed and a small pet or dog were available for viewing. In 1828, London opened the first zoo. It was not intended to entertain a monarch but to educate and entertain.
This is a great way to celebrate the day. You can take your partner, or even your children along to a zoo. You’ve probably been to the zoo many times before. However, you know how people move around and don’t pay as much attention to any one of the animals as they deserve.
This tie is your chance to make your visit to the zoo unique. To learn as much as you can about a specific animal before you go, make it a point to read up on them. Spend more time looking at them than most people do before you move on to the next one.
It is important to observe the animal, study it and take notes about its behavior. You can then discuss it with your family or partner. Remember why zoos were established in the first place this Visit the Zoo Day. Take advantage of all the learning opportunities they provide.