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The prob­lem with zoos

Animal Scene - - CONTENTS - by Alex Bichara

On Septem­ber 16, a man who vis­ited Manila Zoo up­loaded a video of a lion vi­o­lently con­vuls­ing while ly­ing in his en­clo­sure. The video was viewed more than a mil­lion times, and com­ments left on the video in­cited calls for the zoo’s clo­sure.

While the vi­ral video caused an up­roar among Filipino ne­ti­zens, the zoo’s scan­dal has only been the most re­cent since they first opened their doors to the pub­lic in 1959.

Raffy the lion play­ing with a tree branch

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