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NZ Zoo Incidents 2013-2014

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by zooboy28, 2 Dec 2014.

  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    The EPA has released details of incidents at NZ zoos over the past financial year (April 2013 - March 2014).

    Most of these have previously been noted on ZooChat, but not all. The severity of the issues ranges from minor to fairly major, but in no cases were the public injured, although there were a couple cases of minor injuries to keepers.

    The full story is here: Zoo subjected to escapes galore | Stuff.co.nz although I have not been able to find the EPA's report into the incidents online.

     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    summary here: Incidents involving new organisms
     
  3. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Quite a catalogue of interesting mishaps, fortunately none too serious. I like the idea of the determined male Siamang pulling himself across a moat using weeds as handholds. But was he trying to attack his taunting audience, or get away from them?