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New 60 Minutes Piece on Zoos

Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by Loxodonta Cobra, 14 May 2018.

  1. Loxodonta Cobra

    Loxodonta Cobra Well-Known Member

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    There was a new segment on 60 minutes tonight about zoos focusing on animal breeding and all of the work that goes into it, some conservation success stories due to zoos, and differences in animal management practices in the U.S. and in Europe. I figured that people on here would be interested. The full video, and the full article is here: Are zookeepers playing God?
     
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  2. Echobeast

    Echobeast Well-Known Member

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    I saw this and was impressed with their neutrality. As an American that works in the zoo industry, I do tend to align with the American thought process as to how to avoid overpopulation. I read about the Marius situation when it happened but I was happy to see an interview with someone involved in it. It broadened my perspective a bit. I still don't completely agree with that way of population control but I understand why it happens.
     
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  3. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting. It seems there aren't a lot of news pieces on zoos about deep subjects other than "are zoos good or bad?". I'll totally have to check this out.