Zoos Are Sometimes Seen as Necessary- IELTS Writing Task 2
Zoos are sometimes seen as necessary but poor alternatives to a natural environment. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against keeping animals in zoos.
Paraphrase the topic of the essay and mention that the essay will analyse both sides of the debate.
Paragraph 1 – Talk about how creating a natural environment is difficult for the zoo workers for the inhabitation of animals.
Paragraph 2 – Implore how zoos can be essential for preserving and cultivating endangered species.
Restate your opinions.
Zoos have been entertaining and educative for humans about animals for centuries. Although the containment of animals in zoos is an increasingly controversial topic, some argue that confining animals to their cages in zoos is necessary and healthy. The following essay will analyse both sides of this debate.
First and foremost, a zoo cannot retain a natural aura and environment for any animal to survive with its true instinct. Take lion for an example. The natural habitat for lions is thick grassland, unrestricted flora and fauna, and brush habitat, from dense forests to iconic savannahs, where they get enough cover for denning and hunting. The habitat also provides food and shelter for the animals that the lions prey on. It is challenging to recreate these ambiences where lions can get everything they have in the wild.
Regardless, zoos necessitate the preservation and maturation of endangered animal species. There are multitudinous animals ranging from various big cats to pandas, rhinoceros, gorillas, pangolins and many more that depend on zoos for their protection and safe breeding shelters. Unfortunately, those animals have been driven to the brink of extinction either by loss of their natural habitat due to rampant development and climatic change or hunted for their fur or alleged medicinal properties. Responsible zoos are tasked with breeding them to stabilise falling populations and then re-introduce them into the wild. Without zoos, many species would likely already have gone extinct.
To conclude, the zoo’s existence benefits the animal kingdom, but it is a rather lousy alternative to a natural environment.
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