(ANIMAL WELFARE) Surabaya Zoo, Indonesia’s largest zoo, continues to morph into an animal cemetery as yet another animal, the zoo’s last giraffe, died last week. The 30 year-old giraffe named Kliwon was discovered with a 40-pound wad of trash and plastic stuck in his belly—calling strong attention on the zoo’s appalling conditions.
Two years ago, Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry upended the zoo’s management after a string of animal deaths. However, conditions have yet to improve. An average of 25 animals are dying each month at this home to over 4,000 of the rarest species in the world. Read on to learn more about the zoo’s current state and sign the petition below to help save these helpless animals. — Global Animal