JE7 Posted June 2, 2016 Posted June 2, 2016 (edited) Agreed here at the Atlanta zoo we had a male silverback named Willie B for many years he was an absolutely magnificent creature, I remember the concrete and glass cage he used to live in. Funds were raised for a new gorilla habitat which unfortunately he did not really get to enjoy before he died of old age. We now have a state of the art gorilla enclosure that is as close to natural habitat as you can currently get, several silverbacks and a breeding program to help keep them from extinction. What its like for the workers "behind the scenes" I don't know. But it would take actual effort to get into and I don't know if you can ever get 100% security All massive improvements but it's still captivity. The flip side is many animals may soon be extinct in the wild. We do need to constantly discuss these issues to try and reach the best and most humane compromise possible but vitriolic rants from either side of the issue are not helpfull and only cause arguments instead if discussion Edited June 2, 2016 by JE7 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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