So sorry to learn of the tragic death of another elephant keeper. Not just an ordinary man but someone who had been caring for these animals for many years. Those who knew him better will no doubt write about his life. I would however like to send my sincere condolences to his colleagues, friends and family. When things like this happen I always think 'there but for the grace of God go I'. I never worked with elephants in protected contact, my experience was all 'hands on'.
I am against live feeding of zoo animals. My very few exceptions are when animals are to be re-wilded. I can see the necessity there. Why is it then that I am really bothered by the deer from Mahararajbagh Zoo. Surely the prey animal needs to be re-wilded first? I would be interested what others thought.
I include a link to a story about Ripley's Aquarium. Take a look at it and run down the photos to that of a shoal of Clown fish. Is this natural? I don't recollect seeing anything similar before. If it isn't natural then is it right? A couple of weeks ago I posed the question on the ZooNews Digest Facebook Page "Seriously now, what percentage of your marine aquaria fish are captive bred (those more than 12 months old)?" There were only two replies and they didn't answer the question.
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