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durbanDaily News reports that Mitchell Park Zoo management will take disciplinary action against staff who have been negligent in their duties after a member of the public complained about condition of the zoo on social media.  

A post with a detailed list of complaints was made by Kerry Katz.  She said she would visit the Zoo on Wednesday to meet management.  Her complaints were circulated on social media platforms on Tuesday and went viral, prompting action from the municipality.  Katz said that on her recent visit to Mitchell Park she discovered that it was not in the condition that residents were used to seeing it in.  Katz claimed that water bowls had not been changed in quite some time; a broken water pump in the mongoose and meerkat enclosures meant stale green water that was not being changed; an Emu had a large open wound on its neck; some of the birds had eye infections; the turtle pond and crocodile enclosure was green with algae; the Koi pond water had turned green making it difficult to spot the fish and a pipe was leaking in the ladies toilet.  She also claimed that social creatures like cockatoos, mongoose and iguanas should not be kept in solitary confinement.  SPCA spokesperson Tanya Fleischer said any welfare concerns would be addressed directly with the park and followed up on.  "In the meantime the animals all have food, shelter and water. None of the animals were needing urgent veterinary care," Fleischer said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Zainul Dawood at Daily News


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