What are the benefits of having a (national) zoo? 1. Whether it’s an endangered species that’s been smuggled illegally into the country or some mapepire that decided to take up residence in your home, a place exists that will safely and humanely house the animals.

2. Children learn so much about animals by visiting zoos.

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3. We biology majors also find quite an inexpensive and safe location to do some research on animals, even animals not native to our country.

4. In some countries, zoos are the reason why some animals haven’t gone totally extinct.

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On April 1 (All Fools Day) long ago, people played a game called, “Send the fool a little farther.” This entailed fooling a hapless victim by informing him that someone was looking for him. When he found the person, that mischievous individual sent him on to another who supposedly was the one who really wanted to see him, and that one sent him on to another.

The issue of tribal politics continues to be the downfall of our beloved country. We continue voting by race with no results or solutions in sight. The last time I checked the pothole does not identify by race. We all are experiencing the same issues. Has voting by race resulted in a better country?

What are the benefits of having a (national) zoo? 1. Whether it’s an endangered species that’s been smuggled illegally into the country or some mapepire that decided to take up residence in your home, a place exists that will safely and humanely house the animals.

In reading Darryn Boodan’s columun headlined, “Making T&T Venezuela again” I thought to myself, “this should be compulsory reading for all Trinbagonians”. It is suggesting that Trinidad and Tobago may be moving in the same direction as our neighbour, whether by design or otherwise.