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paington saftey risk?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by slendercat, 18 Aug 2013.

  1. slendercat

    slendercat Active Member

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    if i remember right when i was seven paington zoo had crocodile enclosure that was just a square pool with no glass in front of it like they could walk out freely please tell me me if i am going crazy.
     
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    paignton safety risk?

    If this was in the old [[and very attractive] reptile house, I seem to remember the fronts of the enclosures were open from about waist height upwards, so if you were really silly, you could climb in with the crocodiles, or drop a small child in. But, no, the crocodiles couldn't walk out. Otherwise, they'd have walked out, wouldn't they?
     
  3. slendercat

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    yeah i dont have a good memory
     
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    paignton safety risk?

    What was mildly risky in the 'old' Paignton Zoo was the way Duchess could get her trunk over the wall at a certain place & more or less give you a cuddle -- make contact anyway. Just as well she's such a nice animal.
     
  5. slendercat

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    she is still there?
     
  6. OrangePerson

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    Bit of a misleading thread title as it suggests it is talking about a current problem.
     
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    i thought it was still there i havent been since then
     
  8. FelidLover

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    You really think 10 years on, considering how much welfare and behaviour research has increased and moved on, they would still have something relatively unsafe like that? Especially considering the ridiculous culture of suing/claiming compensation we live in!
     
  9. zoogiraffe

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    Would love to be able to tell you that you are not going CRAZY,but from what you have described all I can say is your mind is playing very big tricks on you.
     
  10. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    And should probably be in the UK forum, not a General Forum.

    :p

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