The gorillas spend their time looking for bamboo shoots and leaves to eat, grooming each other, napping between meals, or just resting. But the best part is that he is not alone in his good fortune. Thousands of other zoo animals throughout the world have been moved into new homes that replaced the old, cramped cages in which they lived before.
Lessons from Germany 12 Housing animals in open-air, natural enclosures is not a new idea. He moved antelopes into a grassy, open area. To add a touch of drama, he placed a pride of lions just behind them. Visitors to the zoo were startled to find lions living next to antelopes. They could not see the moat that separated the predators from their prey.
He was asked to redesign the Detroit Zoo in the s. Used by permission of the authors. Strategy The author explains a problem and then presents solutions. The author details the cause and effect of an event or action. Evidence They re also special to visitors who travel to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio for a glimpse of these rare cubs.
Grooming lessons come in handy for playful cubs who can t resist rolling in the mud The World Wildlife Fund WWF and other organizations are working with the Russian government to set aside protected areas for these big cats. The Zoos Go Wild from No More Dodos by Nicholas Nirgiotis and Theodore Nirgiotis 1 The small lowland gorilla was just three years old when he was caught by poachers, people who illegally kill or capture wild animals. He was taken away from his mother and out of his African rainforest home.
Few gorillas that age could survive such an ordeal, but this one was lucky. Soon after his capture in , an animal trader sold him to Zoo Atlanta. He spent the next 27 years of his life alone in an indoor cage. Zoo personnel named him Willie B. Hartsfield, the mayor of Atlanta. They hung an old tire from a wall of his cage and put a television set in one corner. They hoped these toys would keep Willie from being bored. But the tire and the television set were hardly the playthings a growing gorilla needed.
His broad chest and powerful arms made people think of King Kong. They crowded in front of his cage to see him. But confinement in a cramped cage and lack of exercise had made Willie restless and bad-tempered.
He grew fat and lazy, paced in his cage, and ignored visitors. His cage was a real prison, and Willie B. It was a large open-air enclosure designed to resemble the rainforest of Willie s native central Africa. Zoos no longer feel their primary mission is simply to collect and display as many different species of animals from around the world as they possibly can.
Oh my! Each of these animals is the subject of an article that explains how zoos are beneficial to certain wild life. Playful penguins, leaping lizards, and loud lions. Are there some I might change? Reread one more time and check to make sure that the whole essay goes together and flows. Feel free in included as many steps as you need.
Be sure to discuss why you chose each piece of evidence. You should include quotes from EACH article or text? No answer key for this one.
Maybe have kids share out so others can hear their great work. Brainstorm the transitions you might use. These are the ones that go in between sentences and lead a reader from one thought to the next. For example, the tiger article expresses concern for the extinction of the Balinese, Caspian, and Javan tigers and the importance of trying to save the remaining Siberian tigers in the wild and in captivity.
However, the gorilla article emphasizes the importance of allowing animals to live in a natural habitat and shares the history of Hagenbeck's "novel idea of allowing animals to move about freely in large open spaces. Conclusion: PARAGRAPH 4 In conclusion, even though the two texts and videos have differences, all present much evidence to support the claim that zoos protect animals as their major role. First, here are ways the three genres are alike in supporting the claim that the role of zoos is to protect animals.
To begin with, each introduces the content with an anecdote about specific animals-Siberian tigers Danya and Dasha, a gorilla named Willie, and lions with cubs.
Few gorillas that age could survive such an ordeal, but this one was lucky. Check my transitions. But Danya and his twin sister, Dasha, know how special they are to their mother. Willie became more "gorilla-like" when he was released from his cage and allowed to roam more freely. They hung an old tire from a wall of his cage and put a television set in one corner. There were tree branches he could pull to test his strength 6 or bend into a nest for his afternoon siesta, and there was a rocky hillside he could climb.
Read the prompt and then reread the texts to find evidence that matches the prompt. He watched over his family when it was feeding or resting, ever alert for danger.
You will read one article titled The Stripes Will Survive. Share the strategies that you used on the reading part of the test with each other to prepare for your test tomorrow. Instead, zoos are changing into conservation parks that cooperate to help save animals threatened with extinction.