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TOEFL Essay Topic 153 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A zoo has no useful purpose. Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.

Author: alinooo | Date: August 22, 2016 | Score: 5.5

Nowadays, with the growing trend of publicity, people virtually live in large cities. The issue of whether a zoo has a useful purpose arouses much controversy among people with different social strata. While some people extol the virtue of maintaining animals in zoos, there some others holding th...

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Zoo Score: 4.5 June 30th, 2018 by Yuki Asada

Some people claim that a zoo is unnecessary because all animals should live in the wild. However, I definitely support the idea that it is important to keep a zoo. I feel this way for 2 reasons, which will be explained in the following essay.

First of all, a zoo has an educational purpose, especially for kids. Although they get to know animals such as elephant, zebra, and flamingo in children's books, most of them wouldn't have a chance to look at real ones without visiting a zoo. While some critics say that a zoo isn't really educational because animals there can't keep their natural way of living in an artificial environment, many zoos recently take lots of efforts to display the natural behavior of wildlife. That's why I believe a zoo is valuable in an educational point of view.

Secondly, having a zoo can be a great way to preserve animals. Of course, we know there are many endangered species all over the world. But we don't know what to do for preservation and sometimes don't even know which ones are threatened. Even in this tough situation, a zoo can draw our attention by exhibiting them and lead to protect them as a result. A compelling example of this is how I got to know a white lion, which is almost extinct. It was only when I went to a safari park that I first knew a white lion. As I was totally impressed with its pure white hair and blue exotic eyes, I was also incredibly shocked to realize it's on an endangered list. Then I donated some money to an NPO to protect the threatened species.

In conclusion, I strongly believe a zoo is useful and should be maintained. This is because it can be effective for education. In addition, it results in protecting endangered animals in a long run.

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