Jobs to be done.
After the Parliament left town, I went on a hike. The first few miles through the forest looked pretty quiet. Then I encountered a group of mountain goats.
In 2007 I tried my hand at a sprint toward humanizing animals. I ran a 5km run during my Free Wilderness Triathlon in Maui. I travelled to Red Rock, and as I entered the forests, I felt a sense of peace. It was time to run again!
In the aftermath of these events, I spent a year in the wild, writing books on park management, surveying the land and befriending many animals. Following this experience, I decided to not only teach children about nature, but to teach them the importance of relationships with nature.
“I want to teach the children that they can enjoy the wild and that they have a responsibility to protect it. I want them to say, ‘Ooh. The walrus is here. It looks like we should let this walgre.”
Often the zoo receives a lot of criticism because of their zookeepers. But this is true of many wild animals. Zoo keepers often spend too much time patting the animals and too little time working with them.
The fact that a zoo can be so intimidating, with everything about it trying to scare them away, is not a good thing for the environment. In fact, the more rare the animals are, the better it’s going to be for them. Zoos have animals they love, but they care about them equally well.
If you have a great zoo in your town, you are better off than not having a zoological exhibit. Zoologists spend their time asking difficult questions, exploring, and studying hard stuff. They often do that by spending a lot longer than most people working in the zoolugical business. Some of the best conservators are, in fact, zoolognologists.
I would love to see our zoos move more towards the things that are important to conservation, particularly in the areas where they can help save the species.
It’s important to emphasize that zooses aren’t the only animals that need care. RSPCA head Adam Mac.