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New Scientific Analysis Debunks Zoos' Education Claims

 

New Scientific Analysis Debunks Zoos' Education Claims
April 22, 2010

A new scientific critique questions claims by zoos and aquariums to be educating the public, finding that a key study conducted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is fatally flawed in its conclusions. IDA is calling on zoos and aquariums to stop misleading the public and admit they have no evidence that zoos have a positive educational impact.

"There is no compelling evidence to date that zoos and aquariums promote attitude changes, education or interest in conservation in their visitors, despite claims to the contrary," stated lead author Dr. Lori Marino, a neuroscientist at Emory University and expert in dolphin and whale intelligence. ..

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