Zoos and animal sancturies

There’s been some confusion concerning Atlas Obscura’s policy on zoos and animal sanctuaries. The information I’ve received from forum moderators contradicts what I’ve been given by the editorial staff. A while back I was told that AO is reevaluating their stance on zoos and animal sanctuaries. More recently I was given the vague explanation that zoos and animal sanctuaries will be looked into case-by-case. What exactly is the criteria in accepting zoos and animal sanctuaries into AO outside being “obscure and wondrous”?

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