WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? Recent events at zoological parks around the world piqued my curiosity (yet again) in how these institutions actually serve as educators, contribute to the conservation of endangered species in the wild and how the public engages with and views the parks. What are the purposes of zoological parks? … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

Two incidents involving humans entering lion exhibits at zoos in India & Chile led to lions being shot

Last week in India at the Nehur Zoo Park, a visitor, who was allegedly drunk, was arrested after he was caught on camera trespassing into a lion exhibit. According to The Hindu, the 35-year-old man entered the exhibit that was located more than 12 feet below ground level. He approached the lions and put his … Continue reading Two incidents involving humans entering lion exhibits at zoos in India & Chile led to lions being shot