Question: What is the ruling on putting animals in a Zoo and captivating them for their viewing?
Answer: ” We do not know about this anything. There is no harm in that because their is something of benefit in it for the people to know these animals, to stand before them, there is no harm in that. They know the animals and they watch them. If the one who captivated them takes care of their needs. He provides for their needs from food and drink. If he captivates them and provides for their needs, then their is no harm inshallah”.
[Taken from: https://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/17427]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan