Zoological gardens have long been the rendezvous of people with wildlife, in a safe and secure manner. The Vienna Zoo, part of the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in 1752 and claims to be the world’s oldest Zoo. Since then, nations around the world have created these Zoological Gardens, mainly in urban areas, for their citizens to be thrilled by being able to view the wild.
However of late, with greater awareness on animal rights issues, the relevance and validity of zoos have certainly come under question (Gross, 2015). The benefits derives from the zoos therefore need to be researched and brought forward, in order to understand and maintain the existence of zoos in the 21st century.
The present research project aims at identifying and evaluating the economic and educational benefits of the Delhi Zoo. The project will also attempt to identify any need for improving the visitor experience at the Delhi Zoo.
Gross, M. (2015). Can zoos offer more than entertainment?, Current Biology, 25 (10): R391-R394 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.056.