When you think of animal enclosures, what springs to mind? Chances are, it’s the image of a small animal caged and unable to escape in its natural habitat. The majority of us have probably never heard about this concept called “animal enclosures,” but we all know that caging an animal and denying them the ability to live outside their enclosure is cruel.
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To help reduce the stress and suffering that animals in captivity experience, most zoos now have some form of automatic or automatic-opening enclosure called a “sliding gate.” These gates are typically made from netting or mesh so that no native fauna can get trapped inside with the captive animals.…Continue reading