Zoo History

The Atlanta zoo was created in Atlanta’s Grant park 1886. Received it’s first donation exotic animals from a man named George V. Gress. Leading other citizens to donate and add to the collection to make the Atlanta zoo as one of the top ten in the world. Yet the city council was unsure if worth the expense and if not for Gress and others it would have closed. Could you imagine Atlanta without such an iconic place, I can’t. Atlanta newspaper often sponsored fund-raising drives to raise money to add to the animal collection. If that doesn’t show how important the Atlanta zoo is the city, then I don’t know what does. Now the Atlanta zoo has an annual 500,000 attendance.   Francis Desiderio. New Georgia Encyclopedia.” Atlanta Zoo”.  2006 October 10. Web. 2016 February 11. cabin-rentals-of-Georgia. “Zoo Atlanta”. Web. 2016 February...

Annotated Bibliography- Conservation Causing more stress (#10)

http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2010/08/03/2971822.htm “How zoos are saving our animals” is written by John Pickrell, which describes what dangerous events have occurred at zoos, especially deaths of trainers. Although many incidents have proven that zoos are not the best place for animals to live, Pickrell informs that zoos are still beneficial, for it is one of the few places of animal conservation. He gives evidence by quoting Professor Chris West, adding photos of animals at zoos, and giving examples of accidents that have happened in zoos all over the world. This source is intended for anyone, especially those who are interested in reading about zoos and deaths associated with the trapping of animals. The article is helpful because I now know more about the pros and cons of zoos and know what to look for when researching Atlanta Zoo’s...

Annotated Bib- PETA (#9)

Animal Rights Uncompromised: Zoos   PETA writes the article from the website www.peta.org to inform the people that zoos should not be opened, as it traps the animals in cramped spaces and can stress them out. This organization includes pictures of animals and examples of zoos that have performed illegal activities or done wrong to the animals taken to the zoos. This organizer speaks out to the general public to help increase awareness of animal abuse and captivity that will harm these creatures that belong in the wild. This source is very useful because it counteracts with zoos that many people believe to take care of endangered species or those that were harmed in the...

Annotated Bib #7- San Diego Zoo

http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/ The organizer of Sandiegozoo.org is San Diego Zoo Global. Throughout this website, there are many pictures of different animals that are shown at this zoo along with a colorful theme of bright colors and playful visuals. The author’s purpose is to encourage the intended audiences of tourists and anyone interested in coming to the zoo to come and see the animals and do activities that are provided at the zoo. This is a useful source for me because I can compare this website to the Atlanta Zoo site and take note of what a typical zoo site should look...

Annotated Bibliography 6: How Do Animals See Us?

Hosey, Geoff. “Hediger Revisited: How Do Zoo Animals See Us?.” Journal Of Applied Animal Welfare Science 16.4 (2013): 338. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 26 Feb. 2016. This article is about how animals( specifically zoo animals ) view us, how it is difficult to determine and most likely more difficult with other vertebrates and harder with invertebrates. Most of evidence of the animals perception is through study of primates. When particular animals and human have a history of interactions, to the extent that they can anticipate how the other is going to behave. It can be assumed that a human-animal interaction has taken place. Relationship is defined as a series of interactions in time between two individuals that are known to each other, and the interactions affects the future course of the relationship. Human-animal relation( HAR) can be established between individuals animals and peoples, but it’s also possible to conceive a generalized HAR between one person and a group of animals. Hedgier stated 5 ways that humans can be perceived by animals: enemy, prey, a symbiont, a part of the inanimate environment, and as a member of the same...
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