CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Status of zoos in American featured; scenes shown of Bronx Zoo, where animals live in natural habitats and of old zoo in Atlanta, Georgia, where animals lived in cages. [Atlanta zoo director Dr. Terry MAPLE - comments.] Atlanta zoo scandal recalled. [MAPLE -explains turnaround after incident.] Scenes shown of new zoo. [Animal cruelty activist Martha ARMSTRONG - says there is no public outcry until a specific incident occurs.] Tired zoos in Boston, Massachusetts, noted. [Boston zoos director Dr. Mark GOLDSTEIN - explains why there is no serious fundraising.] Report introduced.
(DC: Lynn Brown) Programs to breed endangered species in captivity and then reintro. them into the wilds featured; scenes shown from National Conservation Center in Virginia. [National Zoo spokesperson Larry COLLINS - says zoos are becoming producers instead of consumers.] [Conservation coordinator Dr. Thomas FOOSE - gives extinction statistics.] Zoo collaboration on species survival programs noted; golden lion tamarin cited as example; scenes shown. [National Zoo spokesperson Dr. Benjamin BECK - explains goal of reintro. golden lion tamarin into Brazilian wild.] [Humane Society spokesperson David HERBERT - says program has only minimal effect on global conservation.]
(No location given: Gary Reaves) Efforts by National Park Service to bring back grey wolves featured; details given, scenes shown from Yellowstone National Park. [Greater Yellowstone Coalition spokesperson Ed LEWIS - says wolf is missing part in ecosystem.] Opposition of nearby ranchers to return of wolves detailed. [Rancher Joe HELLE - says wolf is killer of livestock.] Congress pressure on Interior Department to shelf wolf reintro. plan noted. [Representative Dick CHENEY - comments.] [Representative Wayne OWENS - say plan is stopped up politically.] Naturalists' view of wolf noted. [LEWIS - responds.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Ancient zoos in China recalled.