RAS at London's Zoo

Friday, 29 August 2014
DMF - Website Editor

So the RAS team went out for a long overdue staff outing to ZSL London Zoo last week – some debate was had about the ethical considerations of keeping animals in zoos – on the one hand, many zoos like ZSL now have strong conservation programmes, on the other hand, some animals just don’t seem like they belong in captivity. Nevertheless, we went, and we may even have learnt something. Although we’re not going to be shifting the focus of the RAS to concentrate on the animals – there’s quite enough of that already – conservation certainly needs to be part of the African development conversation.