I have repeatedly warned through Zoo News Digest that unless Doc Antle and Myrtle Beach circus are not taken as a serious threat to conservation that he will be taken as an authoritive figure. He is not. His wonderful (and IT IS wonderful) publicity machine have pulled off their latest coup. Here it is:
So how many of those people you see hanging up a lion cub or hugging a gibbon are not going to ring Mr Antle next time they have a wildlife question? He could actually shape the law which governs US zoos. I don't think congress should have entertained a visit from a zoo which was not a member of AZA. I believe questions should be asked as to why.
Read more from past links Here:
Liger in 'London'
Myrtle Beach Safari Park Does It Again
There is more out there. All of it ridiculous. Baby chimps rearing baby tigers. Baby Oranguans...swimming orangutans!!