I wonder then what the point is of breeding these animals in captivity if they can never be returned to the wild. Obviously preserving a species that can only exist in zoos because their natural habitat no longer exists or the captive bred animals will not adapt to living in the wild is useless in an ecological sense.
Is the idea to keep these otherwise extinct creatures alive until we find a way to reintegrate them into the wild? Or are we just keeping them around to remind ourselves of the role we humans may have played in putting these animals at such risk?
I feel a little light headed... maybe you should drive...