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Discussion in 'Websites about Zoos & Animal Conservation' started by gentle lemur, 12 Aug 2013.

  1. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member

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    I know I'm not the only ZooChat member who also follows Darren Naish's excellent blog Tetrapod Zoology. His latest post is on an incident when a child was badly hurt by a tapir at Dublin Zoo (there is a news report in the Ireland Forum). I think it's a very fair review of the dangers to keepers and public at zoos and in various similar situations, although I might have put more emphasis on the dangers of working with elephants and the move to protected contact.

    Tapir attacks past, present, but hopefully not future | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network

    Alan