So terrible

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by Glenda_R on March 25, 2011

One of the times I visited was when poor Mercedes the polar bear was still here and that poor old soul was one of the most miserable looking bored creatures I have ever seen.
They are particularly bad for breeding animals to work as a visitor draw and then culling them. Google red river pigs Edinburgh to find out more on that one.
Only this year it is working on getting the giant pandas in to be a real money spinner. Yet at the same time it has been threatened with the removal of its operating license after inspectors found it had failed to address a series of animal welfare and safety failings that date back at least five years.
At the same time it is spending a fortune on pandas: the big cat enclosure is in a terrible state of disrepair; the sea lion enclosure has several animals that were suffering from eye infections; and the main food store was infested with vermin.
In addition to that just what you need when bringing in the world's rarest bears with tricky needs - problems with the zoo's veterinary hospital.

All of the above inspection findings are fully verifiable via freedom of information documents and other publications.
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