In 2016 Inspectors Visiting England’s South Lakes Safari Zoo Found It Had A High Animal Death Rate

Image: Captive Animals’ Protection Society via MailOnline

It’s a summer day in northern England, and a team of inspectors are touring a beleaguered zoo. In recent years, the attraction has seen a string of disasters. Indeed, numerous animals there have met with a grisly end, as has one keeper. Now, though, the moment of truth has come: what exactly has been happening at South Lakes Safari Zoo?

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Owner David Gill had always loved animals. In fact, as a child he became well known for his menagerie of goats, raccoons and wallabies. In Barrow-in-Furness, a town in Cumbria in North West England, he therefore became affectionately known as “Dalton’s Doctor Doolittle.”

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