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51,661.  In 2006 at London Zoo a biological phenomenon occurred: a female Komodo Dragon became pregnant despite having no contact with a male Dragon.  Amazingly the female Dragon had given birth to parthenogenetic offspring.  (Animal & Komodo Dragon & Zoo)  The Truth Behind: Loch Ness

 

 

53,542.  I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign.  (Monkey & Zoo)  Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God 

 

 

53,562.  Most of the things at the zoo don’t look like us.  We’re one design that works.  Our chimp pals sort of look like us, so that’s a different take on the same basic design.  But fish don’t look like us, and giraffes don’t.  They look a little like us, but not too much.  And insects certainly don’t look like us, and they work just fine.  Seth Shostak

 

 

53,563.  All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary or even a state legislature in session is informing, stimulating and ennobling.  H L Mencken, US editor, 1880-1956

 

 

53,564.  The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.  (Zoo & City)  Desmond Morris

 

 

53,565.  We’re in ‘Jurassic Park’ territory.  If we go to the zoo in the future, we'll have zoos for extinct animals.  (Zoo & Extinction)  Michio Kaku

 

 

53,566.  The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment.  A zoo is prison.  Nadine Gordimer, Get a Life

 

 

53,567.  All zoos, even the most enlightened, are built upon the idea both beguiling and repellent – the notion that we can seek out the wildness of the world and behold its beauty, but that we must first contain that wildness.  Zoos argue that they are fighting for the conservation of the Earth, that they educate the public and provide refuge and support for vanishing species.  And they are right.  Animal-rights groups argue that zoos traffic in living creatures, exploiting them for financial gain and amusement.  And they are right.  Caught inside this contradiction are the animals themselves, and the humans charged with their well-being.  Thomas French, Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

 

 

53,700.  Royston Vasey Roundabout Zoo Nature’s Wonders In The Heart Of Town.  (Town & Comedy & Zoo)  The League of Gentlemen: Nightmare in Royston Vasey s1e3, sign

 

 

66,177.  It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them.  And that’s basically how zoos got started.  But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense.  You can’t return them to the wild.  (Captivity & Zoo)  Peter Singer

 

 

66,228.  We’re off to the zoo today.  (Care & Welfare & Old Age & Zoo & Animals)  Derek s2e4, Hannah

 

66,229.  All animals are my favouritist animals.  Except spiders.  (Care & Welfare & Old Age & Zoo & Animals)  ibid.  Derek

 

 

105,373.  In my view this is not a democracy but a zoo.  (Belarus & Zoo)  Alexander Lukashenko, dictator of Belarus