I'm am absolutely shocked to read so many incredibly positive reviews of this place.
Not one single animal here has anything close to an compassionately designed enclosure. The positive reviewers seem to think animals are without the capacity to feel bored, frustrated, scared, and uncomfortable.
I felt literally sick and close to tears as I walked around the place trying to come to terms with the fact these animals were going to be existing in those cages 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.
A man who was working there even admitted he realised the enclosures were inadequate and put this down to a lack of money to make improvements. He said the zoo was acting as a rescue centre for animals but i truly wondered how this could possibly be the case when, for example, of the two jaguars they have spent their time pacing in the manner an animal does when they've had to live with boredom and frustration for long time. They're cage was a small rectangular shape (approx 30m x 10m) with no place to get respite from the visitors and a 3 metre wide strip for shade was provide above them. The man at the zoo also went on to say 'no cage is big enough for an animal' as if it were an all or (next to) nothing philosphy that justified the lack of effort made for these animals.
I feel so angry that so many people think this is a good - excellent, even - way to pass their time. That's a disgusting level of ignorance towards the creatures we share this planet with.
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