TWO bears, a tiger, four baboons, fallow deer and some other animals have been ‘abandoned in a sad state’ in the south of Spain after a zoo suddenly closed its doors to the public more than two months ago.
The animal charity Proyecto Gran Simio (Great Ape Project) has now denounced the zoo to Seprona, the animal welfare branch of the Guardia Civil, for the ‘chaotic situation’ after the municipal authorities closed the Navarro Zoo in Ayamonte (Huelva).
The charity claims that there are still animals at the zoo that are being kept in bad conditions and without the authorities knowing what they should do with them.
Proyecto Gran Simio also say that the authorities are refusing to talk with animal associations who have offered to assist with the relocation of ‘abandoned’ animals that are still in the zoo.
The Great Ape Project has shared photographs on social media of the bears, a tiger, four baboons, fallow deer and some other animals that remain in the zoo which they say are in “a lamentable state of abandonment and terrible hygienic sanitary conditions”.
They are calling for immediate action “before some of the animals die or there is a serious accident or escape due to lack of security.”
“We ask the Town Council of Ayamonte to put an end to the suffering of the animals that still remain in the closed zoo before it is too late and to the SEPRONA to carry out an inspection to purge responsibilities “, said Pedro Pozas Terrados, executive director and international president of the Great Ape Project in Spain.