Many of us will have only seen elephants in zoos, or so-called safari parks, and likely felt confused by the joy being brought by seeing them up close, and the reality of the lack of space and enrichment they have in captivity…
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5 ways captivity is bad for giraffe wellbeing
Born Free is calling for European zoos to phase-out the keeping of giraffe in captivity and instead focus their conservation resources on the protection of giraffe populations in the wild.
Creature Discomforts: Life in Lockdown
International wildlife charity Born Free is calling on the Government to implement a long-overdue review and reform of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 to significantly raise the standards in the more than 300 licensed zoos in Britain. Find out more…
Coronavirus outbreak and animals in zoos
As Britain enters a period where opportunities for people to leave the house are restricted, and as some zoos plead poverty and threaten to kill their animals, we need to consider carefully what this crisis means for animals in captivity – now and into the future. Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity at Born Free shares his views…
The Wind of Change: 35 years of Born Free
Born Free Foundation celebrates 35 years, with a special gala evening and some innovative new conservation techniques.
Animal emotions film raises awareness of zoo animals’ welfare issues
The key to holding zoos and safari parks accountable in their standards of care — today and for years to come — is to encourage the general public, especially youngsters, to see the benefit of ensuring all animals held in captivity receive good care and welfare.
Big Cats in captivity — Shamwari Diaries: Interval
One topic that I’ve never shied away from on this blog is that of wild animals in captivity. This week, I attempt to untangle the challenges and moral obligation of each of the places that have come to house lions; game reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, lion farms and ‘the wild’,
British Zoos — their politics and history: guest post by Shubhobroto Ghosh
This latest guest blog post was written by the author of ‘Dreaming In Calcutta and Channel Islands’, which recounts the writer’s voluntary ‘zoo checking’ work for the
I suppose it all starts with zoos…
Bright green eyes stare out from a neatly tangled criss-cross of metal. Green metal. Green like grass, leaves, trees. The view is skewed from those