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Another animal dies in Surabaya Zoo

The Jakarta Post
Surabaya   ●   Wed, January 15, 2014

Large protests involving animal rights activists and tourists seem to have failed in their attempts to raise the quality of Surabaya Zoo'€™s management, as on Wednesday another animal was found dead, allegedly due to a lack of monitoring.

A six-month mountain goat was found dead, having wandered into a cage consisting of a group of deer through a hole in the fence separating the two cages.

'€œIt seems the goat was attacked simultaneously by the group of deer,'€ zoo spokesman Agus Supangkat said on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.

He said the goat was still in good shape at 4 pm but 1.5 hours later it was dead in the deer cage.

He added the management would repair the fence in order to avoid a repeat of the incident, and that according to the latest estimate, there were 50 cages in the zoo in need of repair.

The goat'€™s death has added to the number animals dying in the zoo. Last week, a lion was found dead, hanging in its cage. The police are investigating who is responsible for the lion'€™s death.

Dozens of other animals have also been reported dead and the zoo has been deemed the cruelest in the world by foreign media.