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Ragunan to give animals weekly day off

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

| Wed, January 29, 2014 | 11:34 am

The management at Ragunan Zoo plan to give their animals a one-day break from visitors each week, starting next month.

Ragunan Zoo spokesperson Wahyudi said on Tuesday that the animals'€™ visitor-free day would be Mondays.

'€œThe first day will be conducted on Feb. 3,'€ he said.

Wahyudi said the no-visitor day was aimed at improving the welfare of the zoo'€™s 1,900 animals.

'€œDuring the day off, the zoo'€™s staff and veterinarians can use the time to do repairs and take care of the animals,'€ he said.

Wahyudi said that when a Monday coincided with a public holiday, the management would change the day to another one that week.

Thousands of people flock every day to the 147-hectare zoo, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the capital.

A number of animal-rights campaigners had previously criticized the zoo for its poor care of the animals. Two orangutans have died in separate incidents within the last few months.

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