Living in zoos

Kalman, Bobbie
January 2004
Endangered Tigers;2004, p28
The article looks at the prospects for tigers living in zoos. There are not enough wild places for tigers to live, so many must live in zoos. In a zoo, people are trained to care for wild animals. The best zoos have teams of scientists who know how to keep tigers and other animals safe and comfortable. They also study these animals. Zoos give tigers a place to have babies safely. The cubs born in zoos have a better chance of survival than wild cubs have because they are protected. Some animals will not mate in zoos, but tigers will. So many tiger cubs have been born in zoos that sometimes zoos have no room for more cubs!


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