In the midst of growing concerns about animal welfare and conservation, many modern zoos are adapting their practices to create more natural and supportive environments for the species in their care. From spacious artificial landscapes based on natural habitats to advanced medical care, these institutions are making strides towards prioritizing nature and species conservation, as well as public awareness.
But how effective are these efforts, really? Beyond the feel-good stories of successful breeding programs or improved living conditions for individual animals, there are larger questions to consider about the role of zoos in today’s society. Through interviews with experts in the field, footage from behind the scenes at leading zoos, and stories from both zookeepers and visitors around the world, this upcoming documentary takes a deep dive into the complex and often controversial world of modern zoos.