Public Agrees That Visiting Zoos And Aquariums Helps People Appreciate Animals More
Poll results released by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) indicate that 95% of U.S. adults agree that visiting accredited zoos and aquariums and seeing animals helps people appreciate animals more and encourages people to learn about them. The AZA also found that visiting zoos and aquariums encourages donations to conservation issues.
According to this survey, 95% of U.S. adults believe that visits to accredited zoos and aquariums help people appreciate animals and encourage learning. In addition, 86% believe that these visits encourage people to donate time or money to animal conservation efforts.
Some 94% of those surveyed believed that children are more likely to be concerned about animals if they learn about them at zoos, marine life parks, and aquariums. The vast majority (96%) also believed that it is important that people work to conserve animals such as those found in aquariums and zoos. Similarly, 95% believed that many successes in saving species are at least partly the result of work done in zoos and aquariums. Lastly, 93% believed that it is important that these facilities be accredited by a national association.