Some people think that zoos are cruel and should be closed down. Others, however, believe that zoos can be useful in protecting wild animals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people argue that
zoos
help to preserve wild creatures, while others think that they are inhumane and should be abolished. While the development of the breeding programmes contributes to the preservation of endangered species, I believe that the poor condition of wild animals held in captivity is kept in makes the existence of
zoos
unacceptable. On the one hand, there are many projects in existence in zoological parks around the world where species facing extinction have been successfully bred in captivity and their numbers increased substantially.
This
is important for ensuring the survival of wild animals under threat from poaching and the destruction of their natural environments. A good example of
this
is the golden lion Tamarin from Brazil which nearly died out because of logging and mining activities that are destroying its habitat. Today, a
third
of wild golden lion Tamarins were raised in captivity.
On the other hand
, a significant percentage of
zoos
house their animals in cramped cages with very little space to move around or behave naturally.
This
can lead to them becoming distressed and depressed as well as suffering physically through lack of exercise. A friend of mine,
for instance
, visited a wildlife park while on holiday abroad was very upset seeing lions pacing up and down in a narrow.
Moreover
, cages of eagles were so small that they were unable to fly. In conclusion,
although
zoos
do help to safeguard the dwindling population of particular species, the suffering experienced by many captive creatures due to living conditions amounts to cruelty and they should not be allowed to exist.
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Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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