Answer of Why Zoos are Good with Explanation

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Answer of Why Zoos are Good with Explanation is taken from IELTS Academic Reading: Cambridge 14, Reading Test 4: Passage 2 and is aimed for candidates who have major problems in finding IELTS Reading Answers.

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Answer of Why Zoos are Good with Explanation

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AnswerKeywordsLocationExplanation
14 Bquickly, animal species, die outPara B, First lineScan for the keywords and synonyms: quickly= sudden, animal species, die out = extinct.
 
Now read intensively “Colossal numbers of species are becoming extinct across the world, and many more are increasingly threatened and therefore risk extinction. Moreover, some of these collapses have been sudden, dramatic and unexpected.”

The word “sudden” is a synonym for quickly, so the sentence suggests that some animals may become extinct, or die out, quickly.
15 Estudy animals, captivity,  Para E, line 3Scan for the keywords and synonyms: study = research, captivity = animals in zoos, animals.
  
Now read intensively “Being able to undertake research on animals in zoos where there is less risk and fewer variables means real changes can be effected on wild populations.”
Here, there is less risk and fewer variables = reasons why it is preferable

So, zoos have many advantages for studying how animals live, act and react. 
16 Cways of learning, animals, other than Para CScan for the keywords and synonyms: ways of learning, animals, other than visiting zoo,   
  
Read carefully “… .. television documentaries are becoming ever more detailed and impressive,. .” and again this line “ . . .and many natural history specimens are on display in museums, . ..  . .”

Thus, this paragraph shows two ways of learning about animals other than visiting them in zoos.
17 Aanimals in zoos, healthierPara A, line 3Scan for the keywords and synonyms: animals in zoos, healthier.

Read intensively, “Animals in good zoos get a varied and high-quality diet with all the supplements required, and any illnesses they might have will be treated.”

Zoos are healthy places for animals, including a good diet and treatment of illnesses.
18 Truelive , zoo,wild,    Para A, line 1Scan for the keywords and synonyms: live, zoo, wild.
 
Now read intensively; “it is perfectly possible for many species of animals living in zoos or wildlife parks to have a quality of life as high as, or higher than, in the wild.”

Here, a quality of life as high as, or higher than, in the wild means likely to live longer.
19 Truespecies, zoos, found, wild,  Para B, line 6Scan for the keywords and synonyms: species, zoos, no longer be found, wild,  

Now read this line “A good number of species only exist in captivity”.

A good number of species only exist in captivity implies that these species cannot be found in the wild.
20 Not Givenwildlife documentaries, zoo visitors,Para c, line 2Scan for the keywords in para C.
    
Television documentaries are becoming ever more detailed and impressive but there is no relation between this and zoo visitor numbers.
21 Falsezoos, transmitting animals, Para D, line 1Keywords for this question: zoos, transmitting information, about animals.

Now read intensively, “This was an area where zoos used to be lacking. .. ”

This was an area where zoos used to be lacking, implies that zoos were not good at this in the past.
22 Not Givenstudying animals, in zoos,Para EParagraph E talks about the role of zoos in research. But we do not find any information regarding stress in studying animals in the zoos or in the wild.
23 & 24 B, DTWO, zoo staff,Para D, line 5Read this line now, “Many zoos also work directly to educate conservation workers in other countries, or send their animal keepers abroad to contribute their knowledge and skills to those working in zoos and reserves, ”

Here, Many zoos also work directly to educate conservation workers in other countries means zoo staff can teach conservation workers.

Send their animal keepers abroad means that some animal keepers (a type of zoo staff) travel to overseas to help other zoo staff.
25 & 26. B, ETWO, beliefsPara F and B, line 3Read this line in para F, “They are vital not just in terms of protecting animals, but as a means of learning about them to aid those still in the wild, as well as educating and informing the general population about these animals and their world so that they can assist or at least accept  the need to be more environmentally conscious.”

In para B animals have been reintroduced into the wild means that animals will be raised in zoos before being released into the wild.

In para F educating and informing the general population about these animals means zoos can increase public
awareness of environmental issues.

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