1 Tahrcountry Musings: Shocking-Zoo Poisons Lions

Monday, November 27, 2006

Shocking-Zoo Poisons Lions

Ethiopia’s Lion Zoo is poisoning lion cubs and selling the corpses to be stuffed because it cannot afford to feed them. The dead cubs are sold to taxidermists for $175 each. The zoo costs about $4000 a month to run, but receives only $3500 as total revenues from entrance fees. Ethiopia's lions, which are smaller than other lions, are famous for their black manes. Less than 1000 are believed to exist in the wild now. Kenya-based International Fund for Animal Welfare said this is cruel and the zoo should prevent the animals from breeding if it could not care for them.


Prasanth Kodai said...

It is hard to believe that this is happening. Animal lovers in developed countries please wake up.This is indeed a tragedy. Ethipia is in dire straights and needs help

Sita Raghavan said...

This is really shocking