The shame of Auckland zoo

Selwyn Manning Date of publication: 01/06/1994


In this short written text published in Metro magazine, Auckland Zoo’s senior curator Dr Richard Jakob’Hoff responds to strong criticism from ZooCheck. ZooCheck describes abnormal animal behaviour, high mortality rates, disease, inbreeding, testing of pharmaceuticals on primates, overcrowding, silencing of concerned keepers by management, and lack of meaningful conservation.