Zoo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old zoo quotes, zoo sayings, and zoo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The zoo is a pretty safe place to fart.     


Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild.     

Jack Hanna

Zoo: An excellent lace to study the habits of human beings.     

Evan Esar

Zoos should concentrate more on the preservation side of things.     

Gerald Durrell

People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren't for zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.     

Betty White

A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the people around you have creepier, more photogenic things to look at.     

David Sedaris

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.     

Desmond Morris

Zoos are becoming facsimiles or perhaps caricatures of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.     

Michael J. Fox

The best protection against risk is knowing what you are doing.     

Seth Klarman

Zoo is an artificial territory, an approximation. Civilization is our natural territory.     

Yann Martel