Save the five sunbears and other animals at Punti Kayu Zoo in Palembang
  • Petitioned South Sumatra BKSDA

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The Ministry of Forestry
South Sumatra BKSDA

Save the five sunbears and other animals at Punti Kayu Zoo in Palembang

    1. Petition by

      Centre for Orangutan Protection

An orangutan named Virang, finally died after all of his suffering life at Punti Kayu zoo in Palembang, South Sumatra. In this illegal zoo, there are living 5 sunbears with worse condition than Virang. They have shown a stereotype behavior.

Centre for Orangutan Protection has assessed the zoo and the result shows that technically, it is impossible to improve this zoo. Therefore, the zoo should be closed down immediately and the animals should be rescued.

The APE Warrior team of Centre for Orangutan Protection in Sumatra Mission programme, will be in Sumatra for 30 days to gather the public support. This should be done to fight against animal poaching and trading. Because, most of animal collections in this zoo were from the community, it could be that they were victims of poaching and trading. They will die in vain in this bad zoo like Punti Kayu.

We have reported to the authority but no response or action. This week an orangutan died, but it could be next week, other animals including the five sunbears would die. We have to prevent before this happens!

To:
South Sumatra BKSDA, The Ministry of Forestry
Save the five sunbears and other animals at Punti Kayu Zoo in Palembang

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Yrna Miryana JAKARTA, INDONESIA
      • about 1 year ago

      If Punti Kayu Zoo can not treat their animals humanely then the zoo should be closed! Shame on You!

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    • David Butler CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 year ago

      no animal should EVER be treated like this you eastern barbarians

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    • Anna Gee LYNDOCH SA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Sunbears are in danger of extinction due to human activities. These bears have been kept in horrific conditions and deserve to live a far better life in a safe, natural environment

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    • Murray Guy ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals have rights and should be treated much better.

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    • Graeme Crook AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Zoos have a real place in conservation, but places like this cause so much negative publicity. We need to take action to close this type of place down, educate the people as to how to protect the species in their countries with effective captive management and displays that engender support for wildlife and its vital role in our survival as a species

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