ZOOXXI is an international proposal to restructure zoological parks (zoos) as we know them today, with the aim of adapting them to suit the science and ethics of our age.

Carrying out this proposal would not have been possible without involvement of dozens of people who were organised into various work groups according to their subject area or function:

We will be uploading new reports to this part of the website on regular basis.

Conservation and reintroduction programmes

This report seeks to analyse the success of Barcelona Zoo in achieving its aims of conservation and reintroduction for the species it houses. These are two of the fundamental pillars by which zoos justify their existence and current dynamics. The number of animals in conservation programmes is statistically analysed here, as is the number of animals reintroduced into their natural habitat and the number of animals living in the Zoo that are not endangered in the wild. In order to carry out this study, we have based our analysis on the animals referenced in Barcelona Zoo’s “Animal Inventory 31.12.2013”. Download the full...

Common bottlenose dolphin

This document seeks to describe the living conditions of the species Common Bottlenose Dolphin in its natural habitat, as well as the consequences of captivity on the health of the individuals living at Barcelona Zoo both now and in the past. Given the scarcity of public information on the subject,this document also aims to confirm the number of dolphins that have passed through this zoo since its opening. At this point we would like to pause for a moment to reflect on the following aspects, which will broaden understanding of this document. Download the full document:...

Brown bear

This document aims to describe the living conditions of the species Brown Bear in its natural habitat, as well as the consequences of captivity on the physical and psychological health of the individuals living in Barcelona Zoo. Download the full document:...

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