Zoos may be controversial - but one heartbreaking video depicts the truly amazing bond animals can share with their keepers...
Zoos sometimes get a bad rep.With many viewing keeping any animal in captivity as inherently cruel.
And it's true, zoos of the past have been controversial.But that doesn't mean exotic animals can't be cared for in a safe and humane way.
Zoos have come a long way!Many of them are amazing educational tools - plus make an effort in conservation.
On top of that, the bond between animals and their keepers can be real.As this story proves.
A heartbreaking video from Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo has gone viral.And it's equal parts adorable and tragic.
Over the years, zoos have become more and more controversial...And today, many perceive them as inhumane and cruel. But things weren't always like this.
Zoos were once a very popular family attraction...And the excitement of seeing exotic animals in enclosures completely overrode the concept of cruelty.
Of course, there are many zoos out there that work as animal sanctuaries and reserves...And these sanctuaries take care of wild animals who are endangered or cannot survive alone in the wild.
But the majority of zoos are considered inhumane and inappropriate.
PETA, which is one of the world's biggest animal activist groups, campaigns strongly against zoos and keeping animals in "makeshift prisons" and they work tirelessly to allow these animals to live in their natural habitats.
Tigers in zoos live miserable and sad life in cages. Don't patronize zoos and let them live in their natural habita… https://t.co/PKa27Yfq8A— PETA India (@PETA India)1587888000.0
Cages are no places for animals...
But sadly, zoos all around the world are now banking in millions of dollars and they are vital to numerous economies worldwide - especially in big countries such as here in the United States.
Tigers aren’t the only ones who are torn from their mothers and abused at roadside zoos. #TigerKing… https://t.co/ksoj2PpVoo— PETA (@PETA)1588028642.0