Visit The Zoo Day is a great excuse to visit one of the most interesting places on earth! Various animals live here, which we would not see in the wild. And if a chance meeting had taken place, we would hardly have been happy to face some kind of predator!
Researchers have discovered some buildings in ancient Egypt dating back to 3500 BC. with the remains of various animals: hippos, elephants, baboons. Species in this area could not live, so they were brought here intentionally. Unfortunately, during the excavations, it became clear that the animals had a hard life – multiple injuries were found on the bones.
An open animal exhibition was founded by Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt in 1480 BC. Animals were brought from expeditions – they were also dangerous predators. Scientists are sure that the prototype of the zoo served as a demonstration of unlimited power and money. In China in 1060 B.C. there was a beautiful “Garden of the Mind”, which contained fish, deer, birds. We could reassure that animals in such dwellings existed well, but in most cases it was torture.
Today, many people consider zoos to be scary places where animals suffer. Modern society vigilantly monitors the quality of conditions and nutrition, it is very difficult to break the rules. Many animals end up in cages after tragic situations – their lives are saved!
4 amazing moments:
- During the Second World War, the London Zoo experienced a hard time: the managers had to destroy all the poisonous animals. The owners were safe if the park was bombed.
- Norway has the northernmost menagerie in the world.
- The rapid development of institutions in Europe fell on the 19th century.
- In the USA, there is a place where animals with a difficult fate live: abandoned, maimed or snatched from the hands of poachers.
How to celebrate
Visit your local zoo on Visit The Zoo Day and enjoy meeting your favorite animals! Study their habits and behavior. Talk to employees and offer to help – it can be financial or volunteer work. We are sure there will be something interesting for you!
When is Visit the Zoo Day celebrated in 2022?
Visit the Zoo Day is observed on December 27 each year.