Are Malaysian zoos saviours of nature or exploiters of animals?


The giraffe enclosure at Zoo Negara. People flocked back to the country's largest zoo once it re-opened on June 10 and social distancing fell by the wayside. The cops have since said they will be stationed there to enforce Covid-19 SOPs. — Bernama

Zoo Negara is one of the country’s biggest zoos and the current host of nationally adored pandas from China, Liang Liang and Xing Xing, and their offspring Yi Yi. So when it issued an SOS early in April for funds, Malaysians responded quickly.

While many wrote in with donations ranging from RM30,000 to RM10, others contributed supplies such as vegetables and meat for the 4,000 animals housed at its 45ha site in Ulu Kelang, Selangor.

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