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Inside a huge mall in China’s Guangzhau is an aquarium called Grandview. It has its fair share of visitors on account of its bears, wolves, beluga whales and walruses which are used to lure in animal lovers. However, if you are truly an animal lover, you will be shocked at what you see inside the zoo. The animals are kept in the worst possible conditions here and the visitors don’t make it any better. Trapped in confined enclosures with dim lighting, these animals are subject to large crowds who flash their cameras at them. They often bang loudly on the glasses to catch the attention of these poor animals. Imagine living in such circumstances! (ALSO SEE 10 photographs of the wild that’ll take your breath away!) Also Read - World Environment Day 2020: From Planting Trees to Controlling Industrial Waste, 5 Things One Should Continue Doing Post Lockdown Period

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This kind of environment is far from natural for these animals who can be seen to be really sad. The cages are small and there is no natural sunlight reaching them. Without fresh air to breathe and such an unnatural environment to live in, many of these animals either die as a result of the horrific conditions or lead a miserable life.

Deeply saddened by the state of affairs in the zoo, an animal welfare organization named Animal Asia started a petition a few months ago calling for the authorities to shut the zoo down. This petition has already been supported by 4,21,691 people against a goal of 4,30,000. Animals Asia also released a video (see below) that gives you a tour of what happens inside the zoo. The polar-brown bear hybrid lying limply on the ground truly justifies the title “world’s saddest zoo”. While a recent update from Animals Asia states that the polar bear named ‘Pizza’ has been reunited with his parents at an ocean park, the attempt to shut the zoo down is still on.

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Pictures and Video: Animals Asia

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