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The entire thesis of zoology is to provide broken and

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Unformatted text preview: ions and exportations within the next year, the number of animals needing placement than institutions wanting to receive them, and vice versa (Conservation). Through the use of the equation she provides in her Malloy 5 explanation, it is highly unlikely that a zoo or aquarium would be able to introduce more animals than permitted, based on the strict enforcement of these guidelines. This is to ensure each animal is treated equally and with enough attention to sustain a healthy and normal life. One of the main concerns that these institutions take whilst keeping these animals captive is the unsure response the animals will have once they return to the wild. In order to properly assess this concern, the AZA has come up with strict rules for the reintroduction of captive animals into the wild. They adopted nineteen rules for reintroduction in 1992 and each institution is required to regard the topic as if it were a deliberate science. The AZA prohibits the release of any animal without due diligence and careful planning. For instance, the AZA will not stand for releasing animals with predators in the area, animals with a disease or sickness, animals that will be “orphaned” or outcasted, or animals to a facility already at maximum capacity (Animal Care and Management). These guidelines provide evidence that institutions take every precaution before releasing the animals into the wild. Because these researchers and employees spent countless hours preparing the animals for release, it would be counterproductive to release them into a dangerous area where they may encounter harm. This process is incredibly crucial to the quality and sustainability of each animal’s life because it showcases the amount of care and effort the institutions take in order to provide a high quality and long - lived life after the term in captivity. Ideally, this process proves that institutions don’t stop caring for the welfare of the animal once it’s out of sight. Locally, our own Zoo Boise has done an exceptional job in preserving wild animals which bring not only education to the surrounding cities, but also cares for one hundred and sixteen species under the Species Survival Plan Program. The zoo explains their goal is to, “maintain a healthy and genetically diverse population for these animals in order to increase their numbers and with the hope of ultimately reintroducing certain zoo- bred animals into their natural habitats” (Zoo Boise). In compliance with each Malloy 6 AZA guideline for collecting these animals, caring for them, and reintroducing them into the wild, Zoo Boise offers the opportunity for the entire area to educate themselves on species they may not have know...
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