Changing Denver: Is the urban zoo crucial to conservation, or contemporary cruelty?

This month's podcast offers a powerful look at the origins of the modern zoo, and questions the present-day ethics of a popular form of family entertainment. Both sides of the animal-rights debate have powerful arguments ready.

Podcaster Paul Karolyi presents a fair and balanced piece about zoos, with visits to the Denver Zoo and the Wild Animal Sanctuary.  Would endangered species go extinct if zoos were not around to protect them? Has virtual reality technology made keeping animals in captivity unnecessary and obsolete?

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Paul Karolyi is a writer and researcher based in Denver. He hosts and produces Changing Denver, the podcast about our city's physical spaces, how we make them and how they make us.
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