China is certainly is not a country known for its spacious and pristine zoos, but a “one man zoo” in Chongqing has managed to set a new low when it comes to animal comfort, horrifying Chinese web users with its squalid conditions and cramped cages — which are also apparently a bit too close together.
Tang Decai is the owner, keeper, cleaner, ticket seller, guard, guide and vet of this not so fine establishment located inside Wanzhou Park in Chongqing municipality’s Fuling District. In his zoo, Tang has animals like lions, monkeys and bears.
He also used to have an ostrich, but unfortunately the animal was a bit careless one night, falling asleep too near to a neighboring cage, which contained a hungry jackal.
However, Tang has taken that incident in stride. Saying that there’s no sense in wasting good meat, he told journalists that he plans to feed the ostrich legs to his 20-year-old lioness.
Photos of Tang’s zoo have caused an uproar online with Chinese netizens saying that it embodies the worst in human nature.
“While the animals may be the ones locked in the cages, the real beasts are roaming around outside,” writes one web user.
In case you’re looking to visit. One ticket to the zoo is 10 yuan.
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