CROKE: Stop breeding and stop keeping animals in captivity. It's going to be a new way of looking at zoos. It's going to be a very exciting future. It's going to require a great deal of determination and commitment. And I think it's really important that people get involved in this, because zoos are people's parks. I call it zoonotic parks. It's people's parks, and the animals are animals. So, if zoos aren't run for the benefit of all the people, how they're run needs to be reconsidered.
BRISCOE: Scientists have seen a sharp increase in the number of animals arriving at zoos in recent years. Two years ago, there were almost 6,000 mammals, birds and reptiles in American zoos. Today, there are more than 9,000. That's an increase of more than 45 percent. And many of the new animals are from countries that are struggling to rewild and restore their natural habitats, such as the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. (06:00)
BRISCOE: But when the money stops, what happens to the animals then? We're learning more and more about how zoos are run. You know, zoos are a family business. The people who run these zoos are usually related to the people who own the animals. But there's a relatively new movement of asking zoos to stop breeding. In fact, there are a number of zoos around the country that are planning to go that route. Vicki Croke says that's a good place to start. (06:30)
BRISCOE: Good ideas, one of them being that zoos stop breeding animals. No more breeding tigers and lions. The world's top five or six zoos are where we're finding them. These are the big zoos. These are the zoos that people know about. Most people can't afford to go to the top zoos. And many of them breed their species. They breed the lions and the tigers.
RICHARD: I would say the animals that are used in this study have had a lifetime of experience of artificial selection, and that experience has given them an extraordinary ability to deal with social hierarchies and to have a repertoire of behaviours. For example, in groups that have been with each other for a long time, the boss animals, the dominant animals, will be the ones that will engage in activity. The subordinate animals will sit in a corner and maybe try to look as small as possible.
CATRIN: There are some animals that are more susceptible to some of the pathogens that humans can transmit. For example, we know that corvids and parrots are more prone to hantaviruses and salmonella.
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