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There are no death penalty cases when it comes to zoos.

By TonyBerkman, published on May 28, 2012

Zoos choose whether entire species live or die, reports the New York Times. Many species face extinction and zoos are asked to preserve the most endangered. This is a decision fraught with conflict betwen their need to entertain the public and a species survival.

The Times continues, "To conserve animals effectively, however, zoo officials have concluded that they must winnow species in their care and devote more resources to a chosen few. The result is that zookeepers, usually animal lovers to the core, are increasingly being pressed into making cold calculations about which... (more)

Tags: zoos, animal preservation, endangered species

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