This Safari World Orangutan Is Eating Itself to Death Because It's So Bored

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: City Government of Bangkok
Safari World might be considered a fun place for the thousands of tourists who visit, but if they knew just how sad the "zoos" animals were, they might think differently.

One orangutan, in particular, could serve as an example of what happens when safari parks and "zoos" care more about the money their animals put in their pockets than their animals themselves.

The unnamed ape lives without any stimulation and is so bored that it has resorted to eating nonstop. It gnaws on its enclosures bars, it stretches out its hands begging guests for food, and has grown to be extremely overweight.

Aaron Gekoski, a wildlife photographer, who visited the park to photograph the state of the animals, said he had never seen an orangutan so obese.

Unfortunately, the ape isn't the only animal being neglected at Safari World. Several other animals, including big cats, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and dolphins are forced to live in inadequate cages and perform constantly for paying customers.

This is not how it should be for these incredible creatures. Safari World, like so many other tourist sights in Thailand that use animals for profit, should be shut down.

Please sign the petition the petition and ask the government of Bangkok to close this horrible animal park.

Photo Credit: Aaron Gekoski / Caters News Agency
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