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Are zoos negligent about the health of animals?

Asked by sanjay khanna, 27 Apr '09 11:52 am
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There are good zoos and bad zoos. Most zoos around the world are excellent and look after animals very well in superb conditions and are helping to save many endangered species.
Answered by Janis, 27 Apr '09 02:15 pm

 
  
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Yes most of the zoos in India are not properly equipped to take care of the health of animals, and then how can we expect them to take good care of animals when hospitals meant for humans are not well equipped then who cares about animals
Answered by vijaya shelar, 27 Apr '09 06:02 pm

 
  
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It is not that Zoos are negligent... but it is scarcity of funds to them which causes such situation.
Answered by poonam duggal, 27 Apr '09 05:01 pm

 
  
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Yes. Many of the zoos in India are under the care of the Forest departments of the state govts. Almost all the employees of these forest depts are very corrupt and are always on the look out to pocket money. The animals in the zoos are supposed to be looked after by the veterinary doctors who are deputed from the Animal Husbandry dept. Naturally these two depts have no affinity to work together to look after the health of the animals. They are always bent upon to show up the loopholes in the other dept. Naturally many animals die a slow death particularly in the summer season.
Answered by MangeswaraSastryB, 27 Apr '09 04:28 pm

 
  
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No.we can\'t blame all.there are many zoos in the world which pay adequate attention to the animals and their welfare.dedicated vetrinary doctors and specialists are attending to the animals and birds,but in india, the scenario is totally different and it makes us to raise our eye brows!
Answered by gkr, 27 Apr '09 06:21 pm

 
  
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No, not at all.
Answered by Parmeshwar Singh, 27 Apr '09 04:11 pm

 
  
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Barring few zoos,Rest r taking good care of animals n r saving endangered animals for future!
Answered by Vinayak Lawande, 27 Apr '09 03:52 pm

 
  
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1.1 The growing awareness for nature & wildlife conservation has made zoos a popular institution. Estimates indicate that 10% of the world\'s population visit zoos every year. There are about 350 animal collections in India, which are visited by more than 50 million people annually.

1.2 While there is a history of scientific interest, conservation and welfare of captive wild animals in the country, many zoos have evolved from menageries and private collections, and most zoos until the last two decades were set up mainly for entertainment and recreation. As wildlife resources were abundant in the past, scientific knowledge about the behavioral and biological requirements of animals did not receive adequate attention, with the result that scientific management of wild animals in captivity has evolved slowly.

1.3 The need for making conservation as one of the main objectives of management of zoos was realized by Government of India soon after independence and the Indian Board of Wil ...more
Answered by rajeev pal, 27 Apr '09 03:47 pm

 
  
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