The concept of a Zoo without animals springs to mind today. So why not create the first Zoo with only human created animals. Animal cruelty free nature and real conservation, Zoo’s finance biomimetic robotics from the massive profits they make riding on the back of captive animals?
They’re not exactly free flowing androids but the seeds are sown?
Why augment when you can reproduce biomimmetically? Although augmented wild Gorilla’s within the biomimetic zoo viewing space would magnify and authenticate the experience….. even if this one looks like a Wookie from Star Wars?