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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 12:25 PM

Tunis zoo to close temporarily after visitors stone crocodile

Source: BBC

Tunis zoo to close temporarily after visitors stone crocodile

3 March 2017 Africa

A zoo in the Tunisian capital is to close temporarily after visitors stoned a crocodile to death.

The Belvedere Zoo posted pictures of the bloodied reptile, with a paving stone and rock next to its head, on its Facebook page on Wednesday.

It died from an internal haemorrhage, the Tunis municipality said.

More guards and environmental police will be employed at the site after "emergency cleaning and maintenance works", the environment ministry said.

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The zoo has long faced problems with litter and visitors' behaviour, and been criticised over the condition of animals.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39154842

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:10 PM

1. They need to identify those responsible and prosecute.

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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:25 PM

2. GODAMNIT!!!

What is wrong with people! And what employees stood by and let them do this? My breakfast oatmeal is churning in my stomach.

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Mon Mar 6, 2017, 12:09 PM

3. A better solution...

A better solution is to close zoos. Rehab back to the wild where possible (and it usually is) and create actual sanctuaries for the rest. Real sanctuaries.

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