The Animal kingdom is a wonderful place filled with different kinds of amazing animals. But sometimes, people will not get to travel and explore the world to witness most of these animals. So, Zoos and animal parks have been built to raise and hold animals captive so people can visit to look at these animals in one place. It might raise questions about animal rights and their freedom, but animal parks and zoos are still operational.
This story comes to us from Belgium where the Pairi Daiza animal park did something sweet to keep their residents entertained. The COVID-19 Pandemic struck everything in its wake and this animal park suffered the same. The lockdowns and the social restrictions made people stay in their houses most of the time. The animals of this park were also quite lonely since there are no visitors. So, the staff decided to cheer these wonderful animals up. They surprise them with Halloween-themed treats since it is the Spooky Season! Scroll down to read more of this awesome story.
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The Animal park was named as the best zoo in Europe 3 consecutive times. It spreads over 80 hectares, providing a home for more than 800 different species which include 90 of endangered animals as well.
In times like this, it is important to keep the animals entertained and avoid stress. So, the staff gave all the animals a treat of pumpkin, meat, fish, and other treats that the animals loved in a special ‘Spooky Themed’ presentation. The animals loved the pumpkins and played around with the food arrangements with excitement before munchin’ everything down!
Even though there are concerns about animal rights and their freedom when looking at zoos in general, there are upsides to zoos. They can protect endangered animals in captive and closely monitored environments to avoid extinction. So, with that in mind, it is very wholesome of the staff at Pairi Daiza animal park for preparing this special feast. Here are some comments people left on the internet regarding this news.
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