Mexico rescues 100+ animals from overcrowded private zoo

2015-02-24 18:25
(Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

(Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

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Mexico City - Mexican authorities say they have rescued more than 100 animals from abusive, overcrowded conditions at a private zoo.

The Federal Environmental Prosecutor's Office or Profepa says an inspection of the Club de los Animalitos zoo in Tehuacan, Puebla state, found everything from bears and big cats to buffalo and dromedaries living in tiny enclosures with no climate control.

The office released photos showing tigers and other large felines in cages stacked on top of each other. It said the pens lacked proper flooring, and in some cases the animals' waste was falling on top of others.

Profepa said on Monday in a statement that the cramped conditions provoked aggressive behaviour and fights between some animals, resulting in injuries.

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