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Alive, Animals, and Children: (Ja)ded @thefathippy 20h maooo000 Judy Harris Yesterday at 5:04 PM. 0+ Why the zoo charge us to look at animals they stole? this ain't even yall shit Sharon @MySharona1987 Replying to @thefathippy To be fair, they are doing a lot to help pandas screw. 4:56 AM- 11 Jul 2018 mysharona1987: little-butch-crouton: severelynerdysheep: somehavegonemissing: spookyboyfelix: princess-nakamoto: mysharona1987: No, seriously: I do think zoos do a *lot* of good. Much of the time. It’s not necessarily a Seaworld situation. Yeah a lot of animals don’t even have habitats anymore anyway. So zoos are just giving them a home. Even if people come to see them nearly everyday, its better then being kicked out of their habitat eventually by man. The funds from zoos are often used to feed the animals anyway (most zoos are non profit they cant use that money for people) if you pay to go to the zoo you are paying to keep those animals alive Zoos also educate people about animals, allowing for people to fall in love with the weird and wonderful. They help promote habitat preservation and putting a stop to poaching. Please don’t dismiss zoos, they’re not the same places as they used to be in the 1800s, or even the mid 1900s. So while Zoos are absolutely miles better than they were historical, there are still many serious issues. In terms of education, while I totally get why most people believe that zoos teach people (children especially) about how to protect animals and their habitats and are great places of education, this is not actually the case. In reality viewing captive animals in zoos only teaches people how animals react to boredom, depression, and stress in captive situations. The most effective methods of education in zoos come via presenting videos, documentaries, interactive modules, graphic displays, and computer simulations. which all show animals in their natural environments and do not require any animals to actually be kept in zoos. In terms of the work Zoos to in regards to species conservation and habitat preservation, zoos really are not effective, especially compared to other conservation and preservation work. While there are zoos that do good conservation work, most of the significant conservation work is not from zoos but other organizations that work with wildlife and natural habitats. Most animals in captivity are not even classified as endangered, with the priority of Zoos being in getting hold of animals popular with visitors, rather than those who face extinction. When it comes to breeding programs (and breeding animals in captivity aren’t the best way to help in conservation)   zoos do spend plenty of money on these programs however half of the animals being bred by Zoos are not classed as endangered in the wild and 25% are not threatened species but ones popular with visitors. It’s also actually massively more expensive to keep animals captive in zoos than to protect equivalent numbers of them in the wild! When it comes to the research, few Zoos actually support meaningful scientific research (with fewer employing scientists with full-time research jobs) and of those that do employ scientists its common for these scientists to study free-living animals rather than those within the zoo. Due to the nature of any research that does take place in zoos, the results of this research also generates little information about how to best conserve species in the wild as studies of captive animals have limited benefits to animals in the wild and animals brought up in captivity are less likely to survive in the wild if reintroduced as they often don’t have the natural behaviors needed for survival in the wild. More effective methods of habitat preservation and species conservations would be a multipronged approach tackling habitat loss and climate change, investing in conservation programs in the wild, education, working with local communities, seriously addressing poaching etc. and also to move away from the Zoo model towards more ethical and effective models of species conservation.  Just a few of the other ethical issues with Zoos include surplus animals, who, when grow older, and are less attractive to patrons, will often be sold or killed. Animals who breed frequently also are sometimes sold to game farms and ranches where hunters pay to kill them and other surplus animals are sometimes sold to roadside zoos,, private individuals, animal dealers, or to laboratories for experimentation purposes. The animals not sold often end up being fed to other zoo animals. In terms of the health of these captive animals, many develop health conditions and mental health problems such as Zoochosis. Of course, a major problem with zoos as well is that the animals who live there are kept in enclosures that don’t allow them to live their lives in a natural way and don’t compare with the natural habitat the animals were meant to be in. Zoo animals have to spend day after day, week after week, year after year in the exact same enclosure. This makes their lives very monotonous. Take elephants, for example, elephants in the wild, are used to traveling many miles a day in herds of about ten related adults and their offspring but in zoos are usually kept in pairs or even isolated in incredibly small enclosures compared to what they are used to in the wild. Elephants kept in zoos often show many signs of being mental distress and the average lifespan of elephants in zoos is around 16-18 years, instead of the 50-70 years they can live in the wild. I’m just going to copy paste your response when people ask me what I’m going to school for. I’m very pro zoo and I want animals in their natural habitat just as much. This is genuinely quite an interesting discussion.
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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run clover11-10: sashayed: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST this is emmett and cullen they are best friends This is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day. Dogs are truly angels.
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Animals, Dogs, and Funny: Cheetahs are really nervous animals, and some zoos give them support dogs to relax via /r/funny https://ift.tt/2yC84iv

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Animals, Dogs, and Them: Cheetahs are really nervous animals, and some zoos give them support dogs to relax

Cheetahs are really nervous animals, and some zoos give them support dogs to relax

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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run clover11-10: sashayed: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST this is emmett and cullen they are best friends This is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day. Dogs are truly angels.
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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run feminists-against-feminism: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST God makes cheetas, god kills cheetas, god makes man, man makes dogs in order to live, man gives dog to cheeta in order for them to live, god is dog backwards
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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run clover11-10: sashayed: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST this is emmett and cullen they are best friends This is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day. Dogs are truly angels.
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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run feminists-against-feminism: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST God makes cheetas, god kills cheetas, god makes man, man makes dogs in order to live, man gives dog to cheeta in order for them to live, god is dog backwards
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Africa, Animals, and Cats: 4GIFs.com The moment when you realize it's too late to run ro-zden: clover11-10: sashayed: wylltingtrees: steve-spaghetti: renirabbit: pizzalecki: pkmnbreederbrianna: togamijail: chandra75: im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace: socially-awkward-supervillian: Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs jesus that is good to know. Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.  REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs. So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure! AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS this post just got so much better THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST this is emmett and cullen they are best friends This is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day. Dogs are truly angels. Okay but a cheetah cub who learns to manage his anxiety with the help of his best dog buddy? Proving that anyone with anxiety can live fully, happily, and be loved with the assistance of supportive friends and without needing to be magically fixed? This needs to be a Disney and/or Pixar movie. Scratch that – DREAMWORKS! All I’m saying is, if Eeyore can prove that people with depression are just as deserving of love and support as anyone else, why can’t an animated cheetah do the same thing for people with anxiety?
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Animals, Dogs, and Awkward: <p>Cheetahs are very socially awkward and shy animals, so zoos give them their own &ldquo;Emotional Support Dogs” that help them relax and learn confident behaviours they can mimic!</p>

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Animals, Bad, and Dope: omosexuality is Natura Bonobo Homosexuality is Natural Dolphins Bonobos Basts SwansLionsPengins Penauins Homosexuality is Natural Homosexuplity is Naturat wins sixpenceee: jellyfish-jelly: moderatelyfunctional: kidddulthood: grimrapper11: sixpenceee: wubberduckzilla: asleepymonster: eyesonhorus: sixpenceee: Homosexuality is natural! Here are animal species where homosexual behavior occurs frequently.  Dolphin: Sex is often performed in non-reproductive ways, using snout, flippers and genital rubbing, without regard to gender Bats: More than 20 species of bat have been documented to engage in homosexual behavior.In the wild, the grey-headed flying fox. In wild Bonin flying foxes (Pteropus pselaphon), males perform fellatio or ‘male-male genital licking’ on other males. Male–male genital licking events occur repeatedly several times in the same pair, and reciprocal genital licking also occurs.  Bonobos: which have a matriarchal society, unusual among apes, are a fully bisexual species—both males and females engage in heterosexual and homosexual behavior, being noted for female–female homosexuality in particular. Roughly 60% of all bonobo sexual activity occurs between two or more females. Sexual activity is the bonobo’s answer to avoiding conflict. Swans: An estimated one-quarter of all black swans pairings are of males. They steal nests, or form temporary threesomes with females to obtain eggs, driving away the female after she lays the eggs.  Lions: Both male and female lions have been seen to interact homosexually. Male lions pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing Penguins: Penguins have been observed to engage in homosexual behaviour since at least as early as 1911. In early February 2004 the New York Times reported that Roy and Silo, a male pair of chinstrap penguins in the Central Park Zoo in New York City had successfully hatched and fostered a female chick from a fertile egg they had been given to incubate. Other penguins in New York zoos have also been reported to have formed same-sex pairs. In Odense Zoo in Denmark, a pair of male king penguins adopted an egg that had been abandoned by a female, proceeding to incubate it and raise the chick. (Source) Homophobia on the other hand, only exists in one species: HUMANS You can order a shirt here Please also note we are the most closely related to bonobos I just bought this for my mom for mother’s day. She gets a lot of flack from her family about shit like this, so I think she’ll be proud to have it. Fun-filled fact, homosexuality is present in across nearly every taxa and is an expression of biodiversity. Being gay is as natural as having ears. Kinda shocked at the homophobia in the comments! But even more reasons to promote this shirt ;) I still can’t truly understand homophobia, but l am so happy to have stumbled upon this post and share the beauty of nature. Aw I actually love these! Dope! I. WANT. THIS. SHIRT. This shirt is awesome! Being lgbtq is not bad and I hope y'all can love yourselves! People will hate and berate but you living and being proud of yourself is what makes them mad the most, so keep living just to piss the assholes off! LESS THAN 1 DAY LEFT TO ORDER!!!LESS THAN 1 DAY LEFT TO ORDER!!!LESS THAN 1 DAY LEFT TO ORDER!!!
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Animals, Driving, and Family: omosexuality is Natura Bonobo Homosexuality is Natural Dolphins Bonobos Basts SwansLionsPengins Penauins Homosexuality is Natural Homosexuplity is Naturat wins sixpenceee: wubberduckzilla: asleepymonster: eyesonhorus: sixpenceee: Homosexuality is natural! Here are animal species where homosexual behavior occurs frequently.  Dolphin: Sex is often performed in non-reproductive ways, using snout, flippers and genital rubbing, without regard to gender Bats: More than 20 species of bat have been documented to engage in homosexual behavior.In the wild, the grey-headed flying fox. In wild Bonin flying foxes (Pteropus pselaphon), males perform fellatio or ‘male-male genital licking’ on other males. Male–male genital licking events occur repeatedly several times in the same pair, and reciprocal genital licking also occurs.  Bonobos: which have a matriarchal society, unusual among apes, are a fully bisexual species—both males and females engage in heterosexual and homosexual behavior, being noted for female–female homosexuality in particular. Roughly 60% of all bonobo sexual activity occurs between two or more females. Sexual activity is the bonobo’s answer to avoiding conflict. Swans: An estimated one-quarter of all black swans pairings are of males. They steal nests, or form temporary threesomes with females to obtain eggs, driving away the female after she lays the eggs.  Lions: Both male and female lions have been seen to interact homosexually. Male lions pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing Penguins: Penguins have been observed to engage in homosexual behaviour since at least as early as 1911. In early February 2004 the New York Times reported that Roy and Silo, a male pair of chinstrap penguins in the Central Park Zoo in New York City had successfully hatched and fostered a female chick from a fertile egg they had been given to incubate. Other penguins in New York zoos have also been reported to have formed same-sex pairs. In Odense Zoo in Denmark, a pair of male king penguins adopted an egg that had been abandoned by a female, proceeding to incubate it and raise the chick. (Source) Homophobia on the other hand, only exists in one species: HUMANS You can order a shirt here Please also note we are the most closely related to bonobos I just bought this for my mom for mother’s day. She gets a lot of flack from her family about shit like this, so I think she’ll be proud to have it. Fun-filled fact, homosexuality is present in across nearly every taxa and is an expression of biodiversity. Being gay is as natural as having ears. Kinda shocked at the homophobia in the comments! But even more reasons to promote this shirt ;)
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Animals, Beautiful, and Cats: CHEETAHS ARE VERY NERVOUS ANIMALS AND SOME ZOOS GIVE THEM "SUPPORT VOGS" TO KEEP THEM RELAXED PAT AT PAT YOURE SO AMAZING! PAT AT PAT THANKS PAT PAT @XERGİON <p><a href="https://cezarywho.tumblr.com/post/167581849007/madlori-tastefullyoffensive-by-xergion-this" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">cezarywho</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://madlori.tumblr.com/post/164294672605/tastefullyoffensive-by-xergion-this-is-true-the" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">madlori</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://tumblr.tastefullyoffensive.com/post/164218835138/by-xergion" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">tastefullyoffensive</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>by <a href="https://twitter.com/Xergion" target="_blank">Xergion</a></p></blockquote> <p>This is true! The zoo where I volunteer (the illustrious Columbus Zoo &amp; Aquarium) was one of the pioneers of this program.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d010543f9d0d156f865461df67d942fd/tumblr_inline_ouu6c6hOEv1qiw5v7_540.jpg" data-orig-height="675" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><p>Our zoo is known for raising cheetah cubs. Cheetahs have a terrible infant mortality rate and cubs are often rejected, so we get a lot of cubs to raise from all over the country (other zoos and sanctuaries, mostly).</p> <p>The cubs are placed with a puppy friend when they are wee and small, so they grow up together like littermates. They play together, wrestle, and the dogs (yellow Labs) are so calm, friendly and well-socialized that the cheetahs take behavioral cues from them. When they meet new people, or go into new situations (which they often do, as ambassador animals for cheetah conservation), they check out if their dog friend is feeling chill - which he is - and then they know it’s okay for them to be chill, too.</p> <p>Basically the dog is a service animal for them.</p> <p>The cats need their dog friends less and less as they get older and more comfortable, but they still often hang out as grownups.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="630" data-orig-width="1200"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/47e42a3afd80fd0b61e4bcde0eeac373/tumblr_inline_ouu6hi2zfY1qiw5v7_540.jpg" data-orig-height="630" data-orig-width="1200"/></figure><p>Our zoo does cheetah runs, where the cheetahs get to chase a lure and show off their speed. Often they’ll have one of the cheetahs run (we have like twelve cheetah), and then they’ll have one of the dogs do the run to show how much faster the cats are. People get a kick out of that. The dogs…let’s just say they try their best.</p> </blockquote> <p>Omg I’m crying, this is so beautiful. 😭</p> </blockquote>

cezarywho: madlori: tastefullyoffensive: by Xergion This is true! The zoo where I volunteer (the illustrious Columbus Zoo & Aquarium) was ...

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