Role of Zoos in Wildlife Conservation

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/15/10 Leslie Hughes Role of Zoos in Wildlife Conservation
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11/15/10 Historical Role Tiergarten Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria Oldest Zoo in the World founded in 1752 Founded as an imperial menagerie-primal form of what is now considered zoos, places where common and exotic animals were placed in captivity for human viewing.
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11/15/10 Historical Role The practice of menagerie forms of “zoos” was common place from the 16th to 19th centuries, their main goal and purpose was to display wild animals for entertainment.
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11/15/10 Modern Role Role of zoos has changed tremendously over the past half century While remaining active places of entertainment zoos today also emphasize their contribution to wildlife conservation Main focus today is conservation of wildlife—especially threatened and endangered species
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11/15/10 Modern Role Zoos are the main source of education about conservation to the general public Zoos have the opportunity to entertain and
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