Wild Animal Park
The wide, wild world of animals interests many people. But, as civilizations crowd animals out of their natural habitats, ___SCIENTISTS___ and concerned citizens ask, “What is going to happen to animals?”
One place that has pioneered research in the ___CONSERVATION___ of rare animals is the Wild Animal Park of San Diego, California. Its special concern is endangered species. Although people can visit the Park, it is a 720-hectar preserve where animals walk ___FREELY___. Many people have a unique opportunity to take photos of rare wild animals in their natural environment. People all over the world have helped with the ___DEVELOPMENT___ of the Park. It was planned in 1959; it was opened in 1972. So it took 13 years to build it.
Divided into___GEOGRAPHICAL___ sections, the Park has areas similar to the animals’ natural habitats in Africa and Asia. Since the Wild Animal Park opened, it has become famous for its captive breeding work. More than 86 per cent of animals born in the park survive. Many ___FOREIGNERS___ travel to California to watch wildlife and enjoy beautiful nature.