A Zoo is short for Zoological Garden. Also known as an Animal Park or Menagerie, it’s a place where animals are kept in enclosures and cared for.
Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone.
I probably shouldn't say this about all animals, but at least the farm animals that I've hung out with, and even when I go to the zoo usually, they're like a blank slate. I guess that's why I like them. They're puppets, and you can imagine them being anything you want.
You know, if you have a zoo you don't want the other creatures to see you. You want them to hang out and act properly and, you know, when the monkeys will come and ask for the bananas, they won't act like monkeys. If you want them to act on what their true nature is, you've got to leave them alone.
A zoo (short for zoological garden; also called an animal park or menagerie) is a facility in which animals are housed within enclosures, cared for, displayed to the public, and in some cases bred for conservation purposes.
Zoological Garden is a term that refers to the study of animals. The term is derived from the Greek zoon, zoon, ‘animal’, and the suffix -logia, -logia, ‘study of’. The London Zoological Gardens opened in 1828 for scientific research and was made available to the public in 1847. In the United States alone, zoos are visited by over 181 million people annually.