Surabaya Zoo is the largest in Indonesia. The almost 3,500 animals (a figure from 2014) kept in this gruelling zoo, endure a life sentence of abuse and neglect – one that frequently ends in a death caused by the horrendous conditions or treatment they are subjected to, with an estimated 25 animals dying a month from unnatural causes.
It is clear there is a lack of consideration taken towards the safety measures and welfare for the animals; Surabaya's only giraffe died and was found to have a 40-pound ball of plastic in its stomach. This disturbing incidence brings the question of how a situation had been allowed to happen in which the poor giraffe became exposed to the opportunity for a beachball-sized wad of plastic food wrappers to enter its belly.
With occurrences ranging from a Bengal White Tiger with a missing ear and spinal problems, to a sick 35-year-old female elephant suffering swollen joints in her leg, to an African lion found hanged to death in his own cage: this zoo is a nightmare where a number of animals have perished due to neglect, starvation and mistreatment.
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