Viewers have called for South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria to be closed down after a documentary aired on Thursday evening called Trouble At The Zoo.
The BBC 2 doc showed how UK’s ‘worst’ zoo what had a whopping 500 animals pass away in just under four years and in the six months that the BBC show was filmed three animals also passed away including a african lion what was poisoned by contaminated meat.
Not only did the lion died during the film two red panda cubs passed away with one of them actually being found by one of the keepers while filming took place.
Taking to Twitter one viewer shared:
#TroubleAtTheZoo the staff clearly have no idea. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is she for real. The zoo is clearly broken and failing the animals. Prioritising money over welfare. Poor animals
While another said:
‘Anyone else feel uncomfortable with how much the lion keeper was smiling talking about her lion being poisoned?
And another said:
South Lakes Zoo should’ve closed down years ago. The ‘board’ have zero interest in the wellbeing of the animals (aside from Andreas). Heartbreaking to watch
Scrolling though Twitter while the show was airing it is hard to find one good tweet about South Lakes.