How are U.S. zoos keeping animals safe? – PBS.org

A picture taken on March 2, 2017 shows two crocodiles taking a sun bath at the Park Belvedere in the capital Tunis. A group of visitors at the Tunisian zoo had stoned a crocodile to death on March 1, 2017, authorities in the capital had said, denouncing the "savage" act. The municipality of Tunis had posted gory pictures on Facebook of the dead animal's head next to what appeared to be a bloodied paving slab and another large rock. / AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

In the past month, there’s been a surge of zoo-related violence and injury in the news. A flamingo was stoned and kicked to death in Prague. A white rhino in a Paris zoo was killed, its horn sawed off. El Salvador’s prized hippopotamus, “Gustavito,” died of wounds after he was violently attacked, and a crocodile at a Tunis zoo died after it was stoned by visitors. (read more)

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