In my latest feature in Current Biology I've explored the ethical quandaries around animals being held captive in zoos and aquariums. Starting from a binary of the animal ark vs animal prison kind, I discovered that there is a third dimension to it as zoos are increasingly also using their expertise to help animal conservation in situ, i.e. in the natural habitat where they belong.
Read all about it:
Can zoos offer more than entertainment?
Current Biology Volume 25, Issue 10, pR391–R394, 18 May 2015
Expatriate animals in Lille, France (own photo).