Get access

African zoos: partnering a necessary renaissance

Authors


Abstract

There are c. 200 zoos, or zoo-type facilities, in 48 countries on the continent of Africa. These vary in standards from world-class facilities to the world's worst examples of zoos. This diversity of operational standard is discussed and elements of the ensuing ethical issues associated with zoo operation in Africa scrutinized. The need for active engagement with African zoos by the international zoo community as represented by World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is reinforced.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary