captive breeding

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What does it mean by ' captive breeding'?


For many animals breeding in zoos is desirable. For larger animals, captive breeding is essential.
 
  • envie de voyager

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    english-canadian
    "Captive breeding" is the mating of animals in zoos or on farms. It is the opposite of breeding in the wild.

    Your sentence says that for larger animals, captive breeding is essential. This means that it is believed that it is less cruel for a large animal to be born in a zoo and grow up there, than to take a mature large animal from the wild and put it into a zoo.
     
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