This is probably going to be more of a discussion than a question, and it's probably been asked thousands of times, but here we go... Does anyone else agree that most modern zoos are good? Obviously animals are better off in the wild (in most cases), but I think modern zoos are so much different from how they used to be, especially here in the UK. Although there's some things that I don't really agree with, the majority of zoos in the UK are now focused mainly on conservation and breeding species to increase numbers and prevent them from becoming extinct. The enclosures (because they aren't really cages anymore) are spacious and as close to their natural environment as possible. They have room to perform natural behaviours like they would in the wild. If it wasn't for these zoos that care for the animals and increase the numbers, then they would just be left to go extinct in the wild. And while some may argue that this would be natural, it isn't really, because of poachers and hunters and loggers and a whole heap of other things caused by humans. So I think it's much better to keep them in 'zoos' (I don't like the term zoo. Wildlife park is better) and encourage, not force, them to breed and raise young, whilst also letting them behave naturally and keep them healthy. Therefore I think I mostly support 'zoos' that are for this purpose, because I'd rather that than them becoming extinct in the wild. Like tigers. As much as conservationists are trying very hard and succeeding in some places, their populations and futures still aren't stable or certain so I think it's best to keep some 'in captivity' to make sure that tigers (or any other animal) don't go extinct! Woah, I feel like I repeated myself a lot there, but it's just something I'm interested in and I would like to know what other people think about modern zoos (the good ones). I have opinions about the things that I think are not so good about zoos, but for now I'm focusing on mainly the positives. So feel free to express your views but please please please don't get into any massive arguments or fights or heated debates. Keep it nice .