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A Zoo is a place where people keep and display animals. Visiting zoos is a popular recreational and educational activity throughout the world.
Almost every large city has at least one zoo, and many smaller communities also have one. Many zoos have beautiful gardens and treelined paths leading from one animal display to another. The word zoo is short for zoological garden. Zoos vary in the type of animals they keep. Many large zoos keep mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish from all over the world. Some even have collections of interesting insects. Modern zoos have become refuges for some species (types) of animals that are in danger of extinction (dying out) in the wild. Many human activities threaten the survival of wild species, especially the destruction of habitats (natural environments). Most animals are specially suited to live in a certain environment and cannot survive when their habitat is destroyed. Zoos are becoming increasingly active in the struggle to save the world's vanishing wildlife.
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Gorillas are apes and, since apes are man's closest relatives, hold a special fascination for us. There is a clear distinction between lesser apes (gibbons and siamang, Family Hylobatidae) and the great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees and orang-utan, Family Pongidae). None of the apes possess a tail, and their forelimbs are longer than their hindlimbs. The lesser apes, which are truly .... more info
This rare and beautiful animal lives in dense bamboo forests high on the slopes of remote mountains in China, human settlement and roads are dividing them into small, isolated pockets. Unless corridors of wilderness are allowed to link these patches, researchers warn, the smaller groups will not be able to survive. ... more info
How some of America's best zoos get rid of their old, infirm, and unwanted animals

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" Great Cat Crisis in America "
The appeal of the magnificent, great cats is alluring and spell binding to most people. Man has had an affinity with these wonderful and mystifying creatures for thousands of years in most cultures. Images of lions, tigers and cougars have always represented royalty, courage
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" GREAT ZOOS OF THE WORLD-BAZEL TO THE BRONX " ROBERT BENDINER, formerly a member of the Editorial Board of The Times, is the author of ''The Fall of the Wild, the Rise of the Zoo'' (Dutton). By ROBERT BENDINER more info
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