Zoos pp 42-50 | Cite as

Lifestyle Dislocation and Relocation

  • Keekok Lee


The last chapter has critically examined two aspects – geographical and habitat dislocations – in the ontological transformation of naturally occurring living beings (wild animals) to become exotic captive beings, relocated to a different setting and framed within a context deliberately designed by humans for the purpose of displaying them as exhibits. This chapter continues to delineate that transformation by looking at the dramatic changes to the lifestyle of wild animals when they are made part of a collection of exhibits in zoos. Their ontological implications will be teased out under two further aspects:
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    Spatial miniaturisation in habitat simulation.

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Home Range Polar Bear Asian Elephant African Elephant Hooded Seal 
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