This week on The Naturalist, Bernie Wides & Carol Butler continue their conversation on zoos and animal conservation. On Part 2 of their zoo special, they explore some of the less than ideal zoos across the world, including roadside operations and Chinese sport zoos. Find out how Sea World both helps breed and entertain and how the Association of Zoos and Aquariums helps ensure that there is no foul play at these establishments. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

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“The first zoo was in Egypt in 3500 B.C.. They found bones of hippos, wildebeests, elephants, baboons and wildcats.”

“Modern zoos are safer and better for the animals than any other zoos in our history.”

–Bernie Wides on the Naturalist

“If you’re going to a zoo, make sure it’s accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums”

–Carol Butler on The Naturalist