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Miserable animals are left to die at abandoned Spanish zoo, animals including bears and a tiger languishing in run-down enclosures.
Activists say there’s a risk of escape or death for the bears, tiger and other animals left at The Parque Zoologico Prudencio Navarro on Spain’s Costa de la Luz.
The zoo closed after a number of animal deaths and a string of complaints from activists.
The zoo closed in January after a number of animals died, prompting locals to launch a string of complaints.
Activists reportedly offered to re-home the animals, but the local authorities in Ayamonte ignored their requests.
It was feared that the animals were left to die, and now the horrific images have confirmed them.
Bears, a tiger, four baboons and various other creatures still suffering in their filthy enclosures.
The Proyecto Gran Simio (Great Ape Project) slammed zoo bosses for failing to act and said the lack of security could lead to the animals escaping.
Spokesman Pedro Terrados said: “The zoo is in a state of chaotic abandonment, with depressed animals unattended by veterinarians.
“There is stagnant water in their enclosures, with great danger of infection if they consume it. It could also become a nest of mosquitoes, transmitting diseases.
“Most of the animals are doing very badly psychologically.”
Mr. Terrados said it was unclear who was feeding the animals, if anyone, and said it was feared they would die.
He said: “Who would feed them? How? And what diet?
“How many vitamins to each species? What control do they have? None. We do not know anything.
“On the other hand, there is a tremendous lack of security. Until it came out in the media, they had not closed the way to people, because they left the doors open.”
Council chiefs are now being urged to act “before some animals die, or a serious accident or escape occurs due to lack of security”.
Mr. Terrados said: “The animals at the zoo should go to specialized sanctuaries of wild animals.
“We are fighting in Spain for the state to create a rescue center to accommodate the animals that are abandoned by zoos or circuses that stop using them.
“It is not ethical or educational to visit animals that have lost all their essence as a species, where they are bored and withered, and lifeless cards existing only for the amusement of humans.
“The cages of the zoos are being emptied by the death of the animals. They must be closed forever and not used to exploit animals economically.”
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