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Shoushan Zoo croc bites man

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by Chlidonias, 5 Jan 2008.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

    13 Jun 2007
  2. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

    25 Jan 2006
    Amsterdam, Holland
    I applaud the fact that concerned people take issue at deplorable conditions at non-standard zoos (for lack of a better word). However, It is almost exclusively people that do not like zoos and want them closed altogether. In no time these Zoo Check folk jump on the bandwagon and hijack the conditions to have the zoo under review closed.

    Apart from the fact that it is a disqualification for ordering upgrading of these zoos and making them places of both recreation as well as education and conservation, it pains me that the media always follow the Zoo Check people around. Whatever happened to independent reporting ..... and taking the questions to the Kaohsiung municipality then?

    Fortunately, something seems to be happening .... (though (Indo)-Chinese-Japanese zoos tend to have a major financial element in them that governs the wildlife and vet management). I do not follow the Zoo Check bit where they conclude that the current investigation on the part of the municipality (which has brought in independent wildlife conservationists from Taiwan to look at zoo conditions, enclosures and order a complete overhaul). :cool:
  3. snowleopard

    snowleopard Well-Known Member Premium Member

    1 Dec 2007
    Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
    Add that zoo in Taiwan to the mammoth list of atrocious Asian zoos. The living conditions of animals in many zoos across China, Japan and other Asian countries can only improve over time, as they simply cannot get any worse. That photo of the crocodile chomping on a hand made it into the year-end issue of National Geographic!
  4. Pedro

    Pedro Well-Known Member

    30 Oct 2007
    Paris, France
    Is it in the famous Taipei zoo or in another zoo on the island??
    By the way? How many parks are there on Taiwan island?? Anybody has visited all of them?
    And what about aquariums?
    In advance, thanks!