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Zoos: Vital in conservation or animal prisons?

Duration: 01:19

One of the UK's most popular safari parks has been criticised for killing six of its lions. Longleat said the animals were destroyed because they were displaying behavioural problems. The announcement comes after an 18-month-old giraffe was killed by a zoo in Copenhagen over the weekend because of European rules on inbreeding.

In Your Call Nicky Campbell asked listeners and professionals what role zoos play in modern society.

In this 90 second summary Dr Lesley Dickie, Executive Director of European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and Chris Draper, Programme Manager for Science at wildlife conservation charity Born Free, share their views.

Available since: Mon 10 Feb 2014

This clip is from

5 live Breakfast Your Call, 10/02/2014

Zoos - cruelty or conservation? Nicky Campbell takes your calls.

First broadcast: 10 Feb 2014

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