THE POOR ANIMALS being born in an enclosure and living in it for all their lives, why wouldn’t it want to escape into the wilderness? I obviously agree that, for the safety of the animals’ mental health, animals born into a zoo enclosure for captivity should later be set free so that they can actually experience the dangers of the wild, and be athletic and not gradually turn into a lazy slouch of an animal.
To begin with, some animals cannot even stand being locked up in a cage, because of all the anxiety and strain to roam freely in the wild, and some certain birds migrate thousands of kilometres to there is no possible way to keep the poor animals locked in a cage far too small to even fly in.
Most importantly, fish in aquariums also migrate thousands of kilometres from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean only for warmer waters to breed. Great White Sharks, especially, have almost never been held captive more than ten times around the Earth, as they strain to break free and travel thousands of kilometres around the Earth as well. Great Whites have not been able to be held captive for more than three days, before dying of too much worry and anxiety.
In addition, many animals have their own ways of life and do not need humans to disrupt. Just because going to the zoo to see an exotic species of bird or monkey does not mean people cannot see them in their natural habitat.
Perhaps the best way is to keep endangered animal species in zoos to breed them safely so they will not become extinct, then releasing them into the wilderness so they live the rest of their lives without anxiety and live happily.