Wild Animals in Traditional Zoos Edit
Traditional zoos are the kinds of facilities that most people think of when they think of zoos, such as the Toronto Zoo, Calgary Zoo, Granby Zoo, Parc Omega, Magnetic Hill Zoo and the BC Wildlife Park in Canada or the San Diego Zoo, Buffalo Zoo or Bronx Zoo in the US. They tend to be organized facilities that can be publicly or privately owned and display a diversity of wildlife species to the general public, usually for an admission fee. They employ formally educated, qualified staff with experience working at other recognized zoological facilities and operate at or above a minimum professional industry standard. They may, but are not always, affiliated with national and/or international zoo associations.
Approximately 35 of Canada’s zoos and zoo-type facilites can reasonably be characterized as traditional zoos. A list of approximately 100 Canadian traditional zoos, roadside zoos, aquariums, wildlife menageries and zoo-type exhibits can be found at this link.
ANIMAL WELFARE ALWAYS CHALLENGING IN ZOOS
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HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION!
HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT ONTARIO ZOOS – MAKE A COMPLAINT
If you encounter captive wild animals in need of immediate help, call the Ontario animal welfare hotline at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625). Note: The hotline is for verbal complaints only.
To submit reports, photographs and other evidence about a wildlife in captivity situation, contact the:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
18th Floor, 25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto ON, M7A 1Y6
PHONE: (416) 326-5000
ONLINE FORM: Feedback form Ministry of the Solicitor General
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