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.
'It 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.