By Dr. Warwick Frost
This is often the 1st publication to in particular learn zoos as vacationer sights. Taking an international procedure, it considers the a number of roles of zoos, quite the trouble of balancing conservation, schooling and leisure.
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2); yet, it was stressed that various wildlife values can coexist in a single exhibit, in addition to the possibility that exhibits in a single attraction will be characterised by a similar value. The typology was mainly based on the existing body of knowledge on animal-based attractions, which is still relatively limited (Frost & Roehl, 2007), as well as participant observations that were conducted at various attractions. Thus, although the typology illustrates the diversity and complexity of animal exhibits in modern tourist attractions, more empirical evidence on visitors’ attitudes and reactions to diverse animal exhibits is required to validate the suggested typology and its scope.
Anthropomorphism) (Kellert, 1996). Although humanistic attitudes are usually directed towards companion animals in the home setting, evidence of this approach can be observed in some A Typology of Animal Displays in Captive Settings 41 modern animal exhibits and shows, which are highly popular in modern animal-based attractions. One prominent example of the humanistic value in animal exhibits is the petting zoo that many attractions include in their activities. Petting zoos allow visitors Á mainly, but not exclusively, children Á to pet, feed and/or ride on a variety of exhibited animals, such as rabbits, goats, llamas and donkeys.
In the second generation of animal exhibits, the cages were replaced with larger cement enclosures, which were usually surrounded by moats (Tribe, 2004). The animals’ health and hygiene conditions in these facilities were significantly improved in comparison to the first-generation exhibits (Coe & Lee, 1996). The third generation of animal exhibits, however, in which animals are located in natural design surroundings, marks the most significant change in the nature of animal displays in attractions.
Zoos and Tourism: Conservation, Education, Entertainment? (Aspects of Tourism) by Dr. Warwick Frost