Zoo threatened with expulsion from association
Another Swedish zoo is in hot water following a tv documentary which has upset viewers. Parken Zoo in the central Swedish town of Eskilstuna has now been threatened with expulsion from the Swedish Association of Zoos and Aquaria.
The association now wants an urgent meeting with the park owners to discuss the programme's findings, Swedish Radio News reports.
The programme, Kalla Fakta on TV4, accused the zoo of lying when it claimed it had sent antilopes to other zoos, when they had in fact been slaughtered. It was also criticised for they way they dealt with two female leopards which were killed by a male. The remains of a tiger were also found in the zoo's freezer, together with frozen food for the other animals.
The zoo has hit back at reports that they put down pumas to make space for some jaguars. Parken Zoo says the pumas were old or sick and were going to be put down anyway.