I love animals. Animals are the true ‘minimalists’. Obviously I prefer them to be in their native wild habitats, but Colorado doesn’t really have the habit for Bengal Tigers or Asian Elephants and unfortunately many of their natural habitats are shrinking.
Good zoos educate the pubic about conservation issues and inspire people to protect animals and their habitats. Also, some zoos provide safe environments for animals that have been mistreated. One of the most important functions of zoos is supporting international breeding programs for endangered species.
Some more cool photos.