Lonely Planet Writer

Animals removed from overcrowded Mexican zoo

'Camel view' takes off in Liwa Oasis.
Camels were amongst the animals rescued from the private zoo in Tehuacan. Image by Glen Bowman / CC BY-SA 2.0

Over 100 animals have been rescued from horrific conditions in a private zoo in Mexico. Bears, camels, lions and tigers were all kept in cramped and dirty cages at the zoo in Tehuacan that’s owned by a member of parliament. Visitors weren’t much better looked after as they were able to put their hands into the cages. The rescued animals have been taken to better equipped facilities. Read more: bbc.com