South lake's is an interesting zoo it goes against many recommendations that are set by legislation and therefore not a member of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoo's and Aquria).Though the zoo has some good points such as educating and raising awareness. But how educational can be mixing several different species from various continents be right? Mixing of vultures which eat meat with herbivores such as parrots? The risk of salmonella is high towards the parrots I am a bird keeper and know that you cannot mix the two for health reasons. There's reference to the council at fault, inparticular the Amur tiger sharing an enclosure with the African lions . Why get more species if they cannot be housed correctly same as for the snow leopard and the jaguars. Waiting untill a enclosure is built would be a logical option instead of placing blame. Animal collections aim to keep animals in natural conditions, how can be patting rhinos saying there your pet and are your childrens be right. In some respects it gives the wrong impression. These are just a few observations that were made. I wouldn't say it's really bad zoo but different . Aspects of the zoo may drastically improve when it is extended which will be very interesting to see.
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