I know most zoos are controversial. I get it, caging up animals meant to roam free is unnatural. The trouble is, in the world today, zoos are often safer for animals than being in the wild. There are numerous breeds that would have been lost to history if not for zoos. It is also a chance for us to see animals that we may not otherwise be able to see. Many zoos also have wonderful rehabilitation programd. So instead of being upset with these places that are trying to keep their animals healthy and happy, try just going to a zoo and enjoying yourself. Originally called a Menagerie, zoos have been around since 1500 BC.
How to celebrate – Visit a zoo. Do not condemn what you do not understand. Help fund zoos to do the right thing and help with rehabilitation programs.