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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Gary, 2 Oct 2018.

  1. Gary

    Gary Well-Known Member

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    When I was younger (1970s child), some zoos would actually sell some of their surplus animals-usually domestics from the pet's corner.

    Did anybody ever get something a bit more exotic? I can imagine for example, walking out of Southampton Zoo with a chimp on a lead, given the owners and the purpose of the place!
     
  2. Pootle

    Pootle Well-Known Member

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    Its happened a lot more recent than the 70's to Gary. I know of some within the last 10 years. Nothing as exhilarating as a lion on a lead of course, but some animals are equally suited to life in a large enough field with decent shelter, be it a zoo or not. If the care is good enough and the situation suits both parties, why not?
     
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