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For animal lovers ideal way to spend Zoo Lovers Day on April 8 is to go to zoo. Social movements, whose activists demand closure of zoos, are gaining fan developing. It is important to remember zoos help to protect animal species from extinction. Representatives of rare fauna are kept in safe conditions taking chance for reproduction, species preservation.

The History

Zoos history begins with reign of Alexander the Great. Commander during conquests, numerous battles significantly expanded subject territory, founded many colonies. Wild animals Greeks encountered in Asian countries were put in cages, sent to western regions. Animals were used as objects for research in field of surrounding natural world. Romans gathered extensive collection. Rome fell, collections were disbanded. However, tradition has strengthened. Middle Ages European monarchs kept private zoos as subject of special pride among the royals. These were huge menageries served by numerous staff. Zoological Society of London was founded at the beginning of the XIX century. Zoos began to appear everywhere. Some continue activities having century-old history, great reputation.

Interesting facts

Population of huge pandas has been collected in special eco parks in China. Charming bears are not adapted to live independently, they are lazy. Species was on extinction verge. Now pandas are in Chinese zoos, employees monitor increase in number of wards. Once a year China gives two pandas to participate in charity collections. Actions aimed at drawing attention to preserving animal life issue.

  1. First zoo appeared 4 thousand years B. C.
  2. First American zoo appeared in 1874 in Pennsylvania.
  3. Holiday is celebrated by going to the zoo helping volunteers, becoming a member of team providing free necessary assistance. Such work brings benefits to animals, birds kept in zoo.

Numerous zoo visitors, including children, have opportunity to see exotic animals, join eco world. Volunteer movements are organized in institutions. Participants help animals, take care of them, improve conditions, contribute maintaining balance in ecological environment.

When is Zoo Lovers Day celebrated in 2022?

Zoo Lovers Day is observed on April 8 each year.