Growing up, most people learned to see zoos as a vital component of wildlife conservation efforts, allowing visitors to view and learn about creatures from all over the globe. However, as public concern about animal welfare and the efficacy of conservation initiatives grows, the argument about the function of zoos in contemporary society has heated up. 

While some claim that zoos are essential for preserving endangered species, others argue that they are nothing more than glorified entertainment facilities that profit from animal suffering. In this article, we will look at why zoos are failing to keep their conservation pledges and several alternative methods for people to encourage animal conservation.

Two zebras facing camera