Template talk:Zoos

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Capitalization in title[edit]

There seems to be some disagreement about the use of capital letters in the title of this template. I cannot find a Manual of Style entry for template titles; if there is one, can someone please point me in the right direction? Lacking that, all I can do is look at other similar templates. There is a mix of approaches. In other Biology navigational boxes, some use title caps, for example, {{Anura}} and {{Carotenoids}} and some don't.

Is this just a drive-by template edit or is there an ongoing discussion somewhere about it? If it's just random, I think you should leave the template the way it is unless there is a compelling reason to change it. --Spike Wilbury talk 20:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

On second thought, I just don't give a rat's ass. --Spike Wilbury talk 20:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Placement in articles[edit]

Per WP:SERIES and practice elsewhere on Wikipedia, I think this template should only appear at the bottom of articles listed in the template. However it appears in dozens of articles on specific zoos, aquaria and aviaries. While this could be useful, such an article always contains a link in the first sentence to Zoo Aquarium or another member of the series. From there a reader can easily find the navigation box and explore the rest of the series.

Should we encourage people to remove these from non-members of the series when editing those articles? --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 08:58, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Content and order[edit]

Suggest removing the row Animals as it doesn't fall in the category Zoos, and unnecessarily increases box size. Topics would be easier to find if ordered alphabetically. Elekhh (talk) 04:53, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

@Elekhh: Six years late, but I removed it. Thanks. — Earwig talk 01:44, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Animal sanctuary[edit]

Animal Sanctuary could be listed among "other topics". Earl of Mar (talk) 01:49, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

It's already listed under "Types of Zoos," which I think is appropriate. Donlammers (talk) 03:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)