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zoo

a collection of wild animals kept in close or open confinement, usually for public viewing. There are strict licensing provisions for such places to ensure that the welfare of the animals is taken care of, and the safety of the public, and that the possibility of an exotic disease being introduced with additions of animal specimens from foreign countries is avoided. See also game farm.
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Other AZA institutions involved in trumpeter swan recovery include Bramble Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Jackson Zoo, Kansas City Zoo, Louisville Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoo, Minnesota Zoo, Oglebay's Good Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo, the Wilds, and Toronto Zoo.
The short report, based on Clubb's dissertation project, doesn't provide information on individual zoos.
But, we have created animals bred for zoos, and we have divorced people from direct experience of the natural world.
Michael Stuewe, research associate at the National Zoo, explains the optimism for the project's success.
Temperament plays a big part in making a good arthropod ambassador, explains the insect zoo director Nathan Erwin, watching nearby.
Zoos had some soul-searching to do, and the leaders among them took some first steps toward reinventing themselves.
This result suggests that zoos may not need Viagra if animals get a chance to sniff interesting urine.