Gorilla pulls her hair out and rolls frustrated through her filthy cage in the Bangkok shopping mall
A gorilla, who was supposed to be liberated four years ago, remains caged in a filthy Thai zoo, with images depicting her & # 39; sad & # 39; show her face as she pulls her fur and rolls around on the floor.
The thirty-year-old Bua Noi has lived on the seventh floor of the zoo of the shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand since 1992, when she was brought to the three-year land from Germany.
She is locked up in her tight and dirty cage and has never placed a foot outside the concrete floor.
Last week's footage shows how the gorilla rolls around her cage and pulls her hair out in frustration.
Tears even seem to be in her eyes when she looks out from behind the rusty bars of her housing.
Calls were made to release Bua Noi in 2015 and close the zoo, but the 30-year-old gorilla remains in captivity
The owner of the zoo, Kanit Sermsirimongkol, said that Bua Noi's sad look is only her & # 39; natural face expression & # 39; is
Calls were made to release Bua Noi in 2015 and close the zoo – but shockingly she remains in cage to this day.
Other animals shown in the video appear to be in an unhealthy condition – with a chimpanzee blowing raspberries at visitors and a fox scratching its pen.
There are also leaking roofs and dirty gutters.
The zoo visitor who filmed the images said: & I felt very sorry for the gorilla. She looked so sad. It is terrible because there is no hope left for her.
& # 39; Many people tried to save her earlier and she had a chance for freedom, but none of it ended up. I'm afraid everyone just forgot about her.
& # 39; She should be in the wild and not in a zoo. At least once in her life she must feel the earth on her feet. & # 39;
Pata Zoo is Thailand & # 39; s only rooftop zoo, located on the seventh floor of a department store in the Thai capital Bangkok
The indoor zoo contains dozens of species of wildlife, including orangutans, chimpanzees, leopards, reptiles, birds and the last gorilla in the land called Bua Noi.
A chimpanzee can be seen by blowing raspberries at visitors from behind bars of the filthy looking enclosure at Pata Zoo
Pata Zoo is Thailand & # 39; s only rooftop zoo, located on the seventh floor of a department store in the Thai capital.
The indoor zoo contains dozens of species of wildlife, including orangutans, chimpanzees, leopards, reptiles, birds and Bua Noi – presumably the last gorilla in the country.
Bua Noi was bought as a baby from Germany in 1992 for three million baht (£ 77,400). Since then she has remained in her cage.
In 2015, animal rights activists filed a petition calling for the release of Bua Noi and the closure of the zoo.
At the same time, organizer Sinjira Apaitan said: "I don't think animals should be locked up in such unnatural habitats. I hope that all other animals in this high-rise are also kept as such."
The zoo, which does not have the correct papers, was commissioned to close in 2015, but will remain open four years later
Another chimpanzee seems to have a desperate look on his face as he lies bent on the floor of the room on the seventh floor of a shopping mall in Bangkok
In 2015, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation officials were notified of the zoo, which had to close after it was found that the correct papers were missing.
They ordered the owners to remove the gorilla and other large animals, including tigers, leopards, monkeys and monkeys.
Despite the calls to release Bua Noi at that time, she remained in the zoo – the owners signed an agreement to take better care of her.
The owner, Kanit Sermsirimongkol and the director of Pata Zoo, said that there is & # 39; no problem & # 39; is with all the animals that live on the rooftop zoo and that Bua Noi's sad look is only her & # 39; natural facial expression & # 39; is.
The director of Pata Zoo said that the criticism of the zoo did not affect him and they took care of the gorilla like their own daughter
Bua Noi has not set foot outside her cage since her arrival in 1992 – 27 years ago
He said: & # 39; Before we started, we consulted zoologists and vets and selected only animals that were suitable for the zoo. And they are treated well.
& # 39; The criticism does not concern me because we know her best. Those people saw the photo of her on the internet and assume she is depressed. But this is how she looks like people – some have a sad face and some have a happy face.
& # 39; We take care of Bua Noi like our own daughter. I know that one day we will have to find her a suitable new home, but it is not a good idea to release her into the wild right away without teaching her how to survive alone. & # 39;
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