To entertain residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, wildlife officials in Peshawar, Pakistan have caged a bear in a small barren enclosure, exploiting him by taking away his right to live wild. Devoid of any stimulation, the distressed animal can be seen suffering from zoochosis.
More than 30 animals, including a snow leopard, died at the zoo last year. Despite claims by zoos, animals in captivity do not inspire zoo visitors to play a role in conservation or increase awareness about the plight of wildlife around the world.
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