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Animals Freeze to Death in Italian Zoo

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Built in the Aspromonte mountains of southern Italy at over 4000 feet, the "Jurassic Park" zoo may not have been the ideal home for toucans, ostriches, and zebras.

In fact, it proved that it wasn't. As the fall season came on the temperature dropped signifigantly, bringing snow and dangerous living conditions to the park's tropical species.

Half of the zoo's fifty animals perished over the winter.


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couldn't they have had sense enough to stock their zoo with creatures from similar climates and elevations. it's not like there arn't any. or even lots of them. like snow leapords and red pandas and polar bears.

what really annoys me about this is that there are so many beariers to individuals keeping exotic creatures - supposedly to protect them from people not knowing what to feed them and how to look after them - ligitimate concerns granted - but then something like this happens and you have to wonder where are outfits like international zoological societies and so forth.

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