I am absolutely SICKENED with this zoo. I have no idea how this place is even running. I went for a visit to Edmonton for a few days and heard there was a zoo. Being a huge animal lover I had to go! I figured it would HAVE to be an indoor zoo though because of how cold it gets in Edmonton but as soon as I arrived I was in disbelief that half of it was outside. I was instantly upset. As I started walking around there was a few neat animals that seemed okay to be in the cold weather (it was -11 that day). But as I got deeper into the zoo I knew there were some animals whom's natural habitat was hot humid weather. The worst part about it is that they have signs that say they are supposed to be in desert weather. I have pictures of them pacing around in the snow freezing. There was not a SINGLE zoo keeper or security guard or any sort of person walking around checking on animals or cleaning up or ANYTHING. I could have gone in to certain parts of the area and taken an animal clear as day and no one would be there to stop me. There was at least 10 animals that had paths made in their cage that were constantly pacing around following that trail over and over again. They are MAMMALS and need some sort of INTERACTION. I kept walking around hoping to run into someone so that I could have a serious talk with them but the only person that I saw was the young lady that took my money. I know that the price was decent but in all seriousness on the website it said there was over 150 species of animals, which now that I have gone Im glad that there was two thirds less. I feel like they are robbing people to walk through that disaster. The money they charge CLEARLY doesn't go towards taking care of these animals. I could blab on forever and usually I would put in more effort into the way I'm writing this but Im way too upset and angry that I cant even write this efficiently enough. I am hoping though that what I have written will reach out to the right person and they can do something about this. And to the person that owns this god awful place I hope you see this and just do yourself justice and turn yourself in as a animal abuser. Also for anyone that wants more information from me I have tons of pictures and videos and a lot more to say!!! If you visit this place PLEASE say something and spread the word. OH! I just remembered too that the majority of the mammals were either Rare, Threatened, or Endangered. I think knowning that fact to me made it that much worse!
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