This Saturday me and the family decided to finally go and visit our Chisinau ZOO, which I haven’t been to in about 7-8 years. Last time I went there it was a very sad sight. Unfortunately after all these years things haven’t changed too much.
I am completely against Zoos keeping animals for which they can’t provide decent living conditions. Last year we went to Tiergarten Schönbrunn (the oldest zoo in the world), and we were very impressed and surprised by how well things are run there, each animal having lots of living space and great amenities. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about our zoo, where lions, bears and other big animals live in incredibly small cages (~15-20 m2).