Out first impression of the zoo and aquarium was hopeful however although the tigers appeared to be in better condition than some of the others we saw on the Island who were chained and forced to pose for photos all day without water and then kept in tiny cages, these Bengals were also caged in extremely small cages. The most upsetting thing for us was seeing a little Otter with what was obviously a severe infection in his face. We took photos of the poor thing and will be asking the zoo directly to attend to him as he was clearly in considerable pain and could not open either eye. The other disturbing thing besides the small enclosures was the complete lack of any stimulation such as toys or anything at all to assist the animals mental health. Most animals showed signs of stress and I saw no evidence of food and many cages had little water available . There were two very tiny baby tigers there the day we went who clearly were too young to be away from their mother and one was blind. I wondered what happens to this never ending supply of tiger cubs that are bred for photos with the tourists? They were very thin and seemed to only get fed to pose for the photos with the tourists. I left the zoo with the feeling that there was probablya lot going on in terms of animal mistreatment that was well hidden from the tourists. They have a sign that says the animals are let out to "roam and play" in a big enclosure after everyone goes home but this defies belief. We had a good look around and saw no enclosure and the animals have clear behavioural issues indicating that they are confined for very long periods. To sum up - go only if you want to bear witness to the mistreatment of these animals and then write about it. Surely we are past seeing Beautiful Bengal tigers beaten to do tricks?
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