A popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe has been criticised after it was found to have attracted animals that were born in captivity.
The zoo’s elephant enclosure was recently opened in the eastern town of Tshwane and has attracted a lot of attention from visitors who have had a chance to see the animals for themselves.
But the zoo’s safari has attracted controversy, with residents of the town complaining that the animals are being kept in conditions that they believe is degrading.
The residents claim that the zoo animals are kept in cramped quarters with no water and no toilet facilities.
They also claim that they have heard the animals talking to each other and sometimes, they have even seen their own babies.
But the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) said it is a mistake to believe that the enclosure is a savannah and said the animals were born and raised in captivity there.ZCTB spokesperson Chris Masekwe said the zoo is located in a residential area which is not appropriate for captive breeding animals.
“They are born in the zoo and then they are brought to the zoo, which is a safe environment for them,” Masebwe said.
“When they are released, they are placed in a natural habitat and are cared for by the zoo staff, which are trained to look after them.”
The animals in the enclosure are kept well fed, clean and well watered.
The animals in captivity have to be confined to a small enclosure which they are given a small amount of space and time to do, which they do well.
“Zimbabwe has become known for its high-quality breeding facilities and wildlife parks which have seen several of the country’s animals, including the elephants, be released back into the wild.
However, the ZCTF said that they are now taking steps to prevent more of these animals being put in captivity, including creating a separate, more secure area where they can be monitored and monitored in a more humane manner.”
We want to prevent any animals in ZCTB’s captive breeding programme from being brought back to Zimbabwe,” Mosebwe added.
Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Agency (NPA) has launched an investigation into the zoo.”
There is an urgent need for a thorough investigation into this zoo so that all concerned can come forward with any information about what is happening,” said NPA spokesperson Donya Nwanda.”
If anyone has information about this incident, they can call the NPA’s hotline on 0800 556 872.”ZCTBF spokesperson Masebe said the agency has already spoken to the ZSCF and that he hoped they will follow up on their inquiry.”
We hope that they will take all necessary steps to ensure that they do not keep more animals in these dangerous situations.”