Is it true that the more intelligent the animal the more unhappy they are in captivity?

2

Answers


  1. 0 Votes

    Unhappiness in captivity may have something to do with the animal’s intelligence, but it also has a lot to do with the fact that many of the animals kept in captivity in zoos or circuses are naturally meant to be in more spacious environments.  Compared to their natural habitats, the enclosures used for containing captive animals are painfully small.  Additionally, many captive animals like orcas or elephants are social creatures, and may feel isolated and anxious when kept in an enclosure alone or with only a few other animals.  

  2. 0 Votes

    Unhappiness in captivity may have something to do with the animal’s intelligence, but it also has a lot to do with the fact that many of the animals kept in captivity in zoos or circuses are naturally meant to be in more spacious environments.  Compared to their natural habitats, the enclosures used for containing captive animals are painfully small.  Additionally, many captive animals like orcas or elephants are social creatures, and may feel isolated and anxious when kept in an enclosure alone or with only a few other animals.  

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!