Will modern zoos save wildlife from extinction?

It is calculated that more than 8 million animal species live on our planet, and it has been predicted that as many as 3 million could disappear by the end of this century.

Loss of habitat, climate change and illegal trade are the most common causes of extinction.

Zoos could soon become our last chance to preserve the remaining animals from extinction, however at the moment they play host to a limited selection of the species present on our planet.

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