Zoos: Past, Present and Future

How have zoos evolved and developed throughout the years?

See the changing face of zoos in the 21st century

The keeping of wild animals in captivity is always an emotive and fearlessly contested topic of conversation. Standards of animal welfare, contribution towards conservation and commercial gain are factors that should be measured against the ethical and moral considerations. 

Join us for this session where we will look at the history of zoo's, man's connection with animals and the contributions zoological collections make to society and the environment. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about the history of zoos
  • Understand the role of modern day zoological collections
  • Understand the pros and cons of keeping animals in captivity
  • The future of zoos

Curriculum for Excellence

"I can discuss the extent to which my choices and decisions are influenced by the ways in which I am informed." SOC 3-17b

"I can evaluate conflicting sources of evidence to sustain a line of argument." SOC 4-01a

 *Please note - sessions involve no direct contact with animals


30 mins
£1 per pupil
11 - 18 years


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