It was…”, Brewer cuts in: “At that point in time, we obviously got our meat supplied from a number of sources. The animal deaths at the zoo are still continuing under the new management, including the adult male babirusa, a mongoose, leopard tortoise, scarlet ibis, rhea and an emaciated penguin.” Food shortages are rife: “I have been made [by] Ms Brewer to feed the animals mouldy bread in the past, and have been reprimanded for throwing it away, I was regularly having to ‘beg’ for scraps from the [zoo] restaurant kitchen just to give the animals some fresh food.”, Potter says he was also forced to supplement the food supply from local supermarkets. Gill was charged with animal cruelty, failure to pay his debts and licensing and planning irregularities, and later fined A$10,000 (£5,730). “It was really shocking to the community,” she says. I call the council again: maybe they can tell me what happened over Christmas 2015, when three squirrel monkeys were stolen from the zoo – in April 2016 the zoo told the council this was “more than likely perpetrated by an ex-employee”. In addition to the death of a their keeper, the zoo had to pay out £42,500 when a keeper fell from a ladder while preparing to feed tigers in 2014. Harambe the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, May 2016. An independent review of the zoo licensing system is long overdue.”. The RSPCA wrote back to say that the animals were having their needs met. In the same month the report was published, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society visited the zoo and published photographs of an emaciated kangaroo and penguins sweltering in the 29C summer heat in an empty pool. The £20 family meal deals at the “Maki” zoo restaurant remain untouched. The zoo was liquidated and put into the hands of KPMG. (The RSPCA say they cannot comment due to data protection.) Initially, McClay was told that Sarah, who worked as a carer for the big cats, had been killed by a tiger because she hadn’t followed protocol and had walked into the enclosure. Zoo farm makes a stand after zebra death bristolpost.co.uk - Heather Pickstock. I have lots of friends in Mareeba. “How can all of this happen and he still have a licence?” asks Wendy Husband, whose zoo consultancy was asked to clear up the mess in Australia. Suddenly, two days after the council make their decision, I receive a message: he wants to talk. Gill told the North-West Evening Mail the three charges were “technical” in nature and related only to not reporting events rather than the events themselves. Every day, we’d get fresh fruit delivered, avocados.”, Many of her observations echo the inspectors’ reports on South Lakes. Another keeper sent them a video of poor Pablo [the spider monkey] but didn’t even get an acknowledgment.” (Again the council won’t respond to my requests for a comment. Were staff aware of the animal deaths, I ask. McClay has a picture of Sarah on the swings at the zoo as a child; South Lakes was the job of her dreams. Once open, all zoos are inspected annually by inspectors appointed by the local authority. 1:58pm Nov 12, 2020. What about the penguins in the empty pool? “It went against everything I’d learned at university. 1 / 1. They organised themselves into a base of volunteers [to keep the zoo open]. His father was a local magistrate, his mother a confectioner. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. When the zoo’s licence came up for renewal last summer, government inspectors revealed that 486 animals had died between December 2013 and September 2016, many of them in cruel circumstances. At that time, we used to take meat from abattoirs, obviously. Three weeks ago, Brewer approached her about setting up a memorial in Sarah’s name, but McClay found the suggestion “inappropriate”. They’re moving away, out of the county, to a new life and new jobs. (Gill denies this, and says in his recollection, she was contacted by him.) ‘Animals they can make money from – lemurs, camels, giraffes – have the greatest chance of being fed,’ a former employee says. They paid off every single person every single penny they owed.” Did he sell it for millions? By CNN. Barrow Council is … It was thought that there was some issue with the meat the cubs had eaten. The food was inadequate. A few days later, I try again: my 11th call. Western-lowland gorillas are critically endangered and now there’s one less of them with the death of Harambe after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. It did not die of starvation.” The hippo pool wasn’t dirty, he adds, but if it was, “that was for the animal manager to police. Srill open for business: South Lakes Safari zoo in Cumbria. “I didn’t have internet on my phone, but my sister did and she started getting urgent Facebook messages.” The zoo didn’t hold next-of-kin contact numbers and Gill was away. image copyright Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. A jaguar named Saka had chewed off its own paw after damaging it on broken glass and exposed nails. He and his wife are stuck in traffic on the motorway with all their belongings. Brewer declined to comment on this. It was depressing. Gill’s zoo faced problems as early as 1997, when Zimba, a rare three-tonne white rhino, escaped from its enclosure into a car park, fell into a ditch and was shot dead. Barrow borough council, which repeatedly reissued its licence, does not respond. Rat poison is used “outside of animal areas”; the babirusa’s death had nothing to do with nutritional change; and the other animal deaths were due to “normal causes such as gout, social breakdown or acute septicaemia… Whilst still upsetting, these reported deaths were the result of organ failure or infectious causes, and did not follow historical patterns of husbandry or management concerns. Only two months before awarding her a licence, they had declared themselves “unconvinced that this transfer of power was enough to change conditions. She now campaigns for changes in zoo legislation. She says an Austrian zoo consultant, Andreas Kauffmann – who offered advice to the zoo last year – is going to be its new “curator”. By AFP Monday 6 Mar 2017, 5:27 PM. He denies this, saying he didn’t know she was pregnant. … In 2008, a fire killed 30 lemurs. Last year the zoo was fined £255,000 after one of its employees, Sarah McClay, 24, was killed by a tiger while trying to fee them in 2013. Leipzig Zoo announced the death of nine-month-old baby Rima (pictured with her mother Pini) last week, saying she was seriously ill without giving a cause of death. A Bristol zoo farm has held discussions with organisers of large firework displays - after one of its zebras died after reportedly being spooked by … “There’s nobody that knows these animals better than these guys.”. The owners of Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, Tracy and Dean Tweedy, fear they only have enough money for one week amid the coronavirus lockdown. “I was there,” says Yaz Walker, the big cat keeper. A ZOO in Germany has warned it will be forced to slaughter animals - and even feed some of them to others - in order to survive as it reels from the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. I am utterly disgusted. Telling a zoo, ‘Oh, you need to do something’ isn’t good enough.” Barrow council will never close down South Lakes, McClay says. The zoo had already been in the headlines because, on 24 May 2013, a 23-year-old zookeeper, Sarah McClay, was mauled to death by a Sumatran tiger; the following year, the zoo … Zoo Deaths videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Zoo Deaths . The former keeper says he never saw evidence of vaccination or worming treatments. In an update today, the zoo said the woman’s death “is extremely tragic and Zurich Zoo is deeply affected. Three animals were run over by a miniature railway, some were put down due to lack of space and a worker was killed by a tiger. James Potter is adamant that things haven’t changed under the new management. South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness opened in 1994 and now houses more than 1,500 animals, including tigers, giraffes and rare birds. The team introduce themselves. They seem nervous. You’d come in in the morning and think, ‘What’s dead or escaped?’”, He finally resigned, shaken, after two brown spider monkeys attacked a third, Pablo, and “ripped his face to bits. The trail of disasters continued – too long to list in full here, but recorded in the zoo inspectors’ mandatory yearly reports, the minutes of Barrow council licensing committee meetings and, very occasionally, the local press. Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 14.53 GMT. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. “I think what this company is extremely keen to do is to look to the future,” Brewer says. Animal records have been kept at ZSL London Zoo since 1828, when arrivals, departures, births and deaths were all entered in ‘Day Books’. From today same-sex couples across Northern Ireland are able to marry through the official conversion of existing civil partnerships following a change in the law, Shoppers on Oxford Street in London on the first weekend following the end of the second national lockdown in England, Swimmers wearing fancy dress take to the water for a charity ‘fancy dress chilly dip’ swim in the sea at Leasowe Bay, northwest England. That’s all.” And the emaciated kangaroo? The zoo went into receivership for two years and eventually found another buyer. Staff at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol said … It is with enormous sadness that Dudley Zoo can confirm an eight-year-old male snow leopard died after getting out of his enclosure. “Nevertheless, the zoo notes that the tiger is a wild animal. “Free entry!” reads the cheerful banner tacked on to the rustic wooden entrance gate. Photograph: Mark Pinder for the Guardian, ‘If it hadn’t been about the animals, I wouldn’t have stayed as long as I did’: James Potter, zoo worker turned whistleblower. Conor has spent an extra £5000 to make it extra special due to the covid pandemic, Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter (centre) joining members of all three armed services, in Waterloo Station, London, to support the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal by collecting donations and selling poppies on London Poppy Day, Surfers take to high waves caused by Atlantic swells in Mullaghmore in Co Sligo, A rare giant Japanese spider crab is moved into the sale room during a preview of the forthcoming Evolution Sale at Summers Place Auctions, Billinghurst, West Sussex, A television crew prepare to do a live transmission opposite the Nave Andromeda, an oil tanker berthed at Southampton docks, southwest England. A dead reindeer was fed to the big cats. It’s a completely normal death rate in zoos. Lemurs would access the tiger enclosure and get killed. Photograph: Captive Animals’ Protection Society. Potter disputes this. Two prohibition notices the council slapped on the zoo at that time, over a lack of hand-washing facilities and the display of snakes in the eating area, seemed not to be a cause for concern, especially to Gill, who celebrated his 51st birthday with a self-published autobiography, Nine Lives: One Man’s Insatiable Journey Through Love, Life And Near Death. Death becomes the norm.” Does he have faith in the new company? Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. And she said that "any animal death affects me the most" of anyone at the zoo. I call three times in two days. Notwithstanding the RSPCA’s ongoing investigation into Gill, Brewer says he is to be allowed back on the site only with her permission. The zoo had already been in the headlines because, on 24 May 2013, a 23-year-old zookeeper, Sarah McClay, was mauled to death by a Sumatran tiger; the following year, the zoo was fined £255,500 plus fees by the courts for the health and safety breaches that resulted in her death. Were they there? But by that time he’d left the country. A bear mauled a zoo worker to death in front of a packed tourist bus at a brown bear exhibit at the Shanghai Wildlife Park. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? It took three years for the truth to come out at inquest: Sarah was in a staff corridor next to the tiger enclosure when the tiger attacked and mauled her – a bolt on a gate was defective. “There was no committee or board, so the management had complete power and control. But Gill said he’d kept tortoises for 20 years and it was fine to keep them outside in the British summer.”. Another former member of staff wants to talk, as long as she can remain anonymous. Marwell Zoo hit by deaths of cheetah and baby antelope. We wanted to bathe them, but he closed the indoor pool. Jamie . Lemurs and birds had been run over and killed by the miniature train. Other deaths are representative of a normal zoo’s mortality patterns.”, Word is getting round. Animals on the loose Fri, June 3, 2016 Published 22 May 2020, 20:23 BST, Updated 26 Nov 2020, 12:16 GMT. She heard nothing from Gill when her daughter died, she says. Share page. He’d say, ‘Why would you put them through that?’” The animals wouldn’t touch the outdoor hippo pool: “We weren’t allowed to clean it and it was full of excrement. Perhaps because it’s a rainy, grey Wednesday in March. It seems he was given free rein.”, Husband describes what happened after Gill abandoned Mareeba. The zoo trade body says the tiger deaths were unrelated to licensing. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. She might have been killed outright if not for quick thinking zoo visitors who thrashed Binky with branches, causing him to relinquish his hold. They’re supposed to report it to me. Share. “Hand feed a baby giraffe!” But these enticements seem to have missed their mark today: I’m the only visitor. But he appealed and the zoo stayed open under emergency measures, with management handed over to a newly formed group, Cumbria Zoo Company Ltd, who had been running the zoo since January. Breeding and culling would go in cycles, with adult baboons culled to make room for “cuter” babies: “I’d come into work and be told, ‘You’ve got to drop some of the food because we’ve culled them.’ They’re not so keen on baby animals once they grow up – they cost.” Higher-status animals have the greatest chance of being fed: “There is a pecking order. “It wasn’t for millions. It turned out she was pregnant. How could you have been working at this zoo for so long and not share responsibility? The tribunal ruled in her favour and awarded her £30,000 in compensation. She was in charge of everything, including animal welfare. I’m glad it is going to continue, because it is an amazing place and always has been.”, Why did inspectors conclude he wasn’t a fit person to run a zoo? Horrified members of the public in the UK and US set up petitions to close the zoo. While the pool is being cleaned, it’s empty. And for the last 15 years, I’ve only spent six months of the year in the UK, so for the last 15 years Karen Brewer has been managing the zoo for half the year. By Chris Yandell dailyecho_chris New Forest Chief Reporter. Shot to death as self defense Sleuths: Raymond Endicott: Leopards Surprised attack Eats, shoots, and leaves: Unnamed mother Birds Eaten 2 unnamed adults Birds Eaten Evan Lee . ‘It became very evident very quickly that things weren’t right,’ a former keeper says of the zoo, pictured in March. In May 2013, Fiona McClay was on holiday in her native Scotland, when her sister, who she was with, began getting messages on her phone. It’s 2pm at South Lakes Safari zoo. I read aloud from the report about Miskin and Natasja, the snow leopard cubs who were discovered partly eaten. Photograph: Ron Whitrow for the Guardian, ‘I’d see kangaroos, just skin and bones. She was told her daughter had been seriously injured and was unconscious. ‘When your daughter goes to work at a zoo, you assume she’ll be protected’: keeper Sarah McClay, who was killed by a tiger. In 2012, after the zoo recorded its busiest year ever (60,000 visitors in a month), Gill received planning permission to expand. But why were the cubs found partially eaten? “The Mareeba zoo looked good but it was poorly built and dangerous. The Zoological Society of London is incorporated by Royal Charter - Registered Charity in England and Wales no. The baboons were being fed Danish pastries and other cakes, and all the bread left behind in the rhino enclosure. And there’s nobody more passionate about the animals in their care than the team of keepers looking after them.” The other staff nod in silence. Councillors have been urged to refuse a licence for South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria because of the "deplorable standards" there. The licensing system is not fit for purpose. Wasn’t it in his interest to find out? In 2001, a former employee, Lara Kitson, sued for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination. “Karen Brewer was made CEO. Zoo spokesman Philip Knowling told BBC News: "It is such an important job that we invest a lot of time and effort, care and attention in the work. Despite the attacks, Binky became a minor celebrity, his face adorning zoo merchandise. You’ve gone on about the death of the odd rhino or whatever, but you’ve got to remember in that period we had five births. Between 2014 and 2016 109 animals died at the zoo in the Irish capital - … Photograph: Captive Animals’ Protection Society. A member of staff was trying to find me on Facebook.” McClay called the police. by Banksy in Totterdown, Bristol, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham which has been transformed into an enchanted light experience to create Christmas at Wollaton Hall, a unique, socially distanced festive outdoor light installation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson adjusts his face mask as he meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels, Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital in Coventry, Amanda McGurk (left) and Cara McCann outside Belfast City Hall after becoming the first couple in Belfast to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. Sarah McClay, 24, originally from Glasgow, died at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, south Cumbria, in May 2013. Like a toilet.”, The hippo pool would be cleaned only once every 12 months, before the yearly inspections. “Even in the wild that would happen,” Walker says. Chester zoo, Edinburgh zoo: they have higher death rates than we had.” But Chester zoo keeps many more animals than South Lakes; 20,827 animals at the last head count. It felt like a dream when South Lakes then hired him to work full-time as an animal carer: preparing food for the animals in the mornings, dealing with pest control in the afternoons. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Despite these setbacks, Gill opened another zoo, in Queensland, Australia, in 2004. It’s a cyclone region: the fences didn’t hold up to that.”, So how, despite so many failures and warnings, did South Lakes zoo stay open? “He had gone to one of those medieval re-enactment weekends in Derby. You go and ask Richard Branson if he knows everything that’s going on on a Virgin train.” What about the claims that unsuitable food was fed to animals? What happened when an animal died, I ask. Two Lions at the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo, May 2016. “In 2015, I gave up animal management altogether, so I could concentrate on the business side of things and the building of the new part of the zoo,” he claims. 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On 23 March, Potter, who had worked at the zoo for two years, marched into Barrow town hall and delivered a three-page typed statement detailing all the malpractices he says he witnessed, nearly all of which have taken place since Brewer took charge in January: “If anything, it’s worse now.”, Potter started out as a volunteer a couple of days a week, helping clean paths and other odd jobs. A Welsh zoo has said it may be forced to kill hundreds of animals it says are at risk of starvation due to a lack of funds. London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. A keeper mauled to death by a tiger at a zoo was discovered by a visitor in the public viewing area who raised the alarm, an inquest has heard. A young zebra in a zoo died after apparently becoming spooked by fireworks ahead of bonfire night. Brewer told the council there have been 150,000 people through the gates since January. She employed everybody, oversaw standards, management, marketing. In March, inspectors declared him ‘not a fit person’ to run a zoo. Three years after opening the zoo, Gill left his wife and two children for a 16-year-old zoo keeper whom he later married. “There needs to be a central body monitoring zoos, undercover inspections, higher minimum safety standards, and the police should have the power to shut a zoo down. According to the zoo, the disease was discovered by the Smithsonian National Zoo Conservation Biology Institute in 1995 and remains the biggest killer of young Asian elephants. The sisters drove as fast as they could, but by the time they reached her, Sarah had died. “Many of the animals are rescued from the animal trade or are exotic pets that the owner cannot look after any more.". Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, David Gill is a self-styled wrangler; the type often found working with tigers and crocodiles on TV or hunting them down on safari. I repeatedly asked why they weren’t putting him somewhere safe. In his two years there, 10 keepers left the zoo. Staff told her he’d initially banned them from attending the funeral. Photograph: Alamy, ‘You’d come in and think, what’s dead or escaped?’: inside Britain's most controversial zoo, Penguins shelter in an empty pool last summer. “It’s basically a rotten apple, and even if you take out the core, it’s still a rotten apple.”, I speak to another whistleblower, this time on the record. The zoo says that for some species captive breeding is the only way to ensure their survival. I can’t remember what I sold it for.”, When I ask about the high number of animal deaths, he says, “It is a ridiculous thing to call it a scandal. Animal deaths last year included a squirrel monkey stuck behind a radiator. The inquiry MP Andrew Rosindell called for has never materialised. Virginia McKenna, Born Free’s founder and one of the world’s most respected conservationists, says that the troubles at South Lakes shine a light on “what is wrong with zoos and the laws governing them in the UK today. A baby orangutan may have died from coronavirus at a German zoo, PETA has claimed - prompting an angry denial from zookeepers.. Leipzig Zoo announced the death of … Potter is speaking on the phone from his car. Chief executive Karen Brewer, who says of her team: ‘there’s no one more passionate about the welfare of these animals.’. Pablo was stitched up a bit and put in a separate area, but they just left him there for days. A tiger that mauled a zookeeper to death could have killed children and families as the enclosure gates she opened were not shut until her body was found 80 minutes later, a report has found. She says: “It’s not something we even want to get involved with because you start pointing fingers and at the end of the day we’re not about that.”, How many animals have died since 12 January? “I put 24 years of my blood, sweat and tears into that zoo. Intern's family say she 'died following her passion' Report found 39 of 57 cubs born between 2007 and 2009 died within four months of birth Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Two of the employees who had been at fault at the zoo had retired, and the third was reassigned. “You assume when your daughter goes to work at a zoo, she’ll be protected,” McClay says. I’d assumed we would be meeting one-on-one, so I’m surprised when she leads me into a small meeting room where five other members of the new team sit in an awkward semi-circle. She had been airlifted to Preston hospital. The zoo, in Ceredigion, was ordered to close in January due to a lack of trained marksmen in case of an animal escape. But I couldn’t tell you that right now.”, Since June last year, Gill hasn’t spoken to the press apart from one statement through his lawyer. Artificial environments. “No, that’s the job of the animal manager. “We need help now more than ever. We had an exceptionally positive contribution to the population of white rhinos on this planet. In August 2006, an escaped South American goat was captured using a tranquilliser dart after it wandered into a garden. A Sumatran tiger, which got … He reveals how unnecessary deaths at the zoo are continuing: “Under the new management’s orders, in the early months of the year I was instructed to reduce the food for the female babirusa (an endangered species of pig native to Indonesia) because they thought she was getting too fat. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Gill was fined £10,000 by Kendal magistrates court for endangering the public and failing to have adequate barriers. When I ask whether any of the staff expressed concerns to Gill about how he was running the zoo, Brewer says, “That’s a question I don’t want asked, because that’s between me and David.” Who was in charge when he was away? “The word emaciation means lack of muscle on the skeletal features. A separate report by the Born Free foundation points to widespread regulatory failure, with only a quarter of zoos maintaining animal welfare standards. Before the election was called, Woodcock was seeking a debate over the inadequacy of zoo laws; as Gill has also pointed out, “the zoo was inspected by the local authority and Defra a minimum of every 12 months for 23 years without any suggestion of the issues now being purported”. It was opened to the public in 1847. In 2017 they represented 17 of the 53 deaths. The cost of applying for a zoo licence from Barrow borough council is £7,900, plus an £111,000 annual maintenance charge if application is successful, plus staff wages. I trudge up the long, circular path, past sodden vultures hunched behind coiled barbed wire, pacing big cats and many upbeat, brightly coloured signs telling me the names all the animals have been given. A shockingly depraved zoo near the Lake District, where almost 500 animals and one keeper have died under suspect circumstances in under four years, has been granted a … But the 80-acre Mareeba Wild Animal Park shut just five months later, after Queensland authorities, flanked by a TV crew, carried out a dawn raid, looking for evidence of animal cruelty and permit breaches. On 9 May, Barrow council voted to grant the company a four-year licence, after inspectors gave glowing reports of how the zoo had already been turned around. … Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? South Lakes was debated in parliament, with Andrew Rosindell, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on zoos, calling on the government to launch an inquiry. 1. 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