How many animals in zoos were captured in the wild?



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    Most zoo animals are born in captivity through a captive breeding program, however, some animals are still (illegally) captured in the wild.  In 1992, for example, there was a large scandal when it was discovered that 9 black rhinos and 32 sumartran rhinos had been captured by poachers for sale to zoos in the United States.  To read more see the link below.

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