Zoos and exotic pets are linked. I wonder how zoos can use this connection? Zoos could teach people positively, encouraging interest in responsible keeping exotic animals. Zoos could also teach not to keep pets irresponsibly, e.g.buy baby turtles which end up in zoos or suburban canals. In Lyon Zoo there is a pond with a sanctuary for 100s of former pet slider turtles. However, the obvious message to the public - don't buy a baby turtle unless you want to keep it for the next 20 years or so - was not visible. Several zoos in Europe have exhibitions related to the Silent Forest campaign, and focus on keeping exotic birds, but in Indonesia. Valuable, but not directly relevant to people in Europe. I think keeping exotic pets can be very positive. Keeping an exotic pet as a child can give a person soft spot for animals for life. And, of course, children who kept unusual pets grew into many famous conservationists in the past and many zoo people today. I think zoos can easily educate about keeping exotic pets, simply because many zoo animals are exotic pets. It may be done in an insectarium, aquarium, reptile house or a bird house. Or in the children zoo, which is usually an area without any serious educational or conservation message. Do you know any examples of zoos doing it? And what zoos could also do?