Zoo closed due to animal neglect

2020-03-11 06:04

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea) closed the Bloemfontein Zoo on Friday (06/03).

The closure was enforced after it came to light that animals were kept in shocking conditions.

Many of them were left to starve to death.the shocking conditions of the animals, most of them left to starve to death.

In December last year, the department temporarily closed the zoo citing a lack of permits.

Permanent closure of the zoo has sparked uproar from members of the public and stakeholders alike.


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