Move the Australian Sea Lions 'Ady & Tasko' to a bigger Enclosure
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At Adelaide Zoo the Australian Sea Lion enclosure is no bigger than a swimming pool. A swimming pool on the other hand is deeper. Australian Sea Lions have been known to dive up to of 275 metres. The pool at Adelaide Zoo is no deeper than 1 metre, so visitors can get a better look at the Sea Lions expense. The size and depth are both inadequate.
A video from 2014 of the Sea Lion Enclosure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUv05k1PsNE ;
When the current Sea Lions joined Adelaide Zoo in 2009 they posted the video below with this comment: Although the Sea Lion enclosure is not the standard we want, our animals are well cared and enriched. As we move forward, our Sea Lions will either receive a world class exhibit or be moved to an organisation who can provide this. Glen, Director Living Collections. This was 7 years ago. We agree they receive excellent veterinary care, however, they are not receiving the mental stimulation they would get in the wild. They deserve a larger enclosure and would like Adelaide Zoo to honour this statement.
Facts can be checked here: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/sealbay/About_Seal_Bay/Australian_sea_lions
Environmental Sustainability Australia is against all animals in captivity for entertainment purposes. Free range Zoos like Monarto Zoo, South Australia, is an example of how a Zoo should be managed not only in Australia but worldwide. We commend Zoos SA plan to move some of the animals in Adelaide Zoo to Monarto Zoo. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/lions-giraffes-likely-to-leave-adelaide-zoo-and-move-to-monarto-in-major-shakeup-of-animal-attractions/story-fni6uo1m-1226878224915
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