Wednesday, 24 February 2016
International collaboration improves zoo standards
International collaboration improves zoo standards: Hanoi zoo closes its circus
The Hanoi zoo circus has long operated as a separate commercial enterprise, within the zoo grounds, but under independent management, meaning that its regulation through zoo authorities is a challenge. However after a two-year collaboration between the zoo and charities Wild Welfare and Animals Asia, the circus has finally closed.
Animals Asia Animal Welfare Officer Nguyen Tam Thanh said:
Animals Asia has also developed a National Working Group of zoo directors and government officials and have since produced the very first draft guidelines for the welfare of wild animals in captivity in Vietnam. Once ratified by the working group, these guidelines will be presented to the national government for incorporation into a national standard.
Heather delivering clinical CPD at the Hanoi zoo, with the Animals Asia team