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Pros and Cons

While today's varies zoos and aquariums can never replace the inherired freedom for all the wild creatures on the planet, they can act as a lifeboat to counter the un-checked expansion of the human population that has invertently leds to the decrease in the animal's natural habitat seemingly forever. This habitat loss not only results in many of earth's species to dindle in numbers, but in many cases simply go extinct. So while there are as many opinions regarding the pros and cons of the real valve of the various animal parks, I hope their existence will minimally educate its human viewers that we all have an equal place in nature's plan and the next zoo or aquarium will where it belongs, truly wild....Walter Pietrowicz
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• BRONX ZOO
Opened 1899, the City of New York alloted 250 acres to the New York Zoological Society to preserve native species and promote Zoology. And like many other premier parks, the Bronx Zoo has been evolving into a cage-free zoo since 1940. Interestedly, the Bronx Zoo is also home to several city landmarks.

• LI (LONG ISLAND) AQUARIUM
Opened in 2000, the Long Island Aquarium houses one of the largest living coral reef display in the Western Hemisphere, as well as, the largest living insect exihibition in North America. Accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, the goal of the aquarium is to emphasize of the importants of marine life and environmental preservation.

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