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The Awful Reality of the Dubai Zoo

Dubai to stem tide of smuggled wildlife: Animal welfare defenders say children begging their parents for exotic pets is a key cause of widespread demand across the Gulf region.

May 10, 2011 4:27 by

When was the last time you went to the Dubai Zoo? Kipp’s refused to go back after our depressing visit to the over-crowded pokey zoo. And forget going there for the summer. You’ll just want to take the poor animals home yourself. Al Jazeera’s been there recently and this is its report on the trend of the zoo rehabilitating smuggled animals. Guess that makes it not half bad, still pretty depressing

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