The Olmense Zoo will be closed as of today by a ministerial order. The main reason is the continued practice of hand-rearing big cats that were perfectly healthy and displaying them like that to the public. This comes together with other complaints like the lack of shelter and very dirty cages. The past 10 years, the zoo already received many fines, but no improvements were made. The zoo has 60 days to react to the closure. news article (in Dutch): Minister Weyts sluit Olmense Zoo: "Wie niet horen wil, moet voelen"