I've recently found out these posts and I will show you why they are trying to lie to us about zoos: Experts Agree: Zoos Do More Harm Than Good 10 Reasons Zoos Are Bad for the Planet Perspective 1: "Zoo animals are taken from the wild" Many species in zoos, no matter if it's an endangered species or not, are bred in captivity to supply the entire industrial chain. I do understand that zoos get animal resources from the wild for various reasons (eg: introduce new species or refine the genetics) , but the thing is that it must be sustainable and reciprocally good, meaning a way that doesn't damage the wild population, and I am not angry about it. Perspective 2: "Zoo hire hunters to kill parents in order to take baby animals or make baby animals, which will attract people. When they grow up and become no longer cute they will kill them or sell them to undesirable collections" How stupid will zoos nowadays do this, I am a zoo lover but I have never heard about it anywhere. Zoo staff are among the biggest animal lovers I know, if they don't care about good treatment of animals they will probably not be part of this job actually. Perspective 3: "Zoo animals do not have the chance to choose a partner or make friends" I'm not talking much about this, go to a nearby accredited zoo to find out, and you will find out that this perspective is misleading. Perspective 4: "Surplus animals are sold to undesirable collections or killed" In my opinion, many zoos do not sell their surplus to undesirable collections or kill them, for example Mysore Zoo have send their surplus stock of deers to a sanctuary. You can also search "surplus" to find out what will really happen to surplus animals. Perspective 5: "Zoo care about profit than to animals" The answer is the same as answer 2. Most accredited zoos raise money for wildlife conservation, actually. The opinion does reflects the situations in some of the zoos, I do know. But many of those zoos' conditions are very poor, and animals were often forced to do tricks. Yet more and more people are refusing those disgusting circus acts after what they saw on internet, so those will eventually be criticized. Perspective 6: "Zoos send the wrong message" Zoos nowadays exist for those reasons: conservation, learning and for scientific research. England stole pandas in the 1930s before China created laws to protect pandas, pandas won't get a worldwide prestige if the thing has not happened. Some of the experiences of keeping pandas were actually burrowed from foreign countries, without them the reintroduction of captive bred pandas to wild will probably not become successful. Many studies like the ones from Jensen (2011, 2014) and Moss et al. (2017) did found positive impacts of visitors after visiting zoos, which includes awareness to biodiversity. Perspective 7: "Zoos are dangerous for animals" In many situations, zoo animals will eventually have a longer lifespan and a larger size due to absence of predators and adequate keeping conditions. Early deaths often happen because of innate problems or other factors, I know. I know zoo animals often escapes for various reasons, but if lucky they will come back voluntarily. One of the primary factors are the good treatments. If the enclosure and treatment is good, the animals will not think the enclosure is a prison cell.