Complaints about ‘scruffy’, ‘wounded’ wildlife in multiple Tasmanian zoos result in one permit breach

ABC | Feb 17, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  • Tasmania’s Environment Department has received “disturbing” complaints about wildlife parks and zoos displaying skinny camels, wounded devils and joeys dressed in human clothes, but documents show only one complaint was considered a breach of the operator’s permit.
  • The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) has released two years of complaints made about wildlife exhibitors under the state’s Right to Information laws.
  • In another report, an extremely skinny camel with “hardly any lump” was found to have worms and placed on a special diet, after a couple visiting a Tasmanian zoo called DPIPWE and the RSPCA with a long list of concerns.