This Bear Was Kept In A Tiny Cage At A Roadside Zoo For So Long, She Became Too Obese To Even Move

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Image: YouTube/PETA
Image: YouTube/PETA

But little did the bear know that her new home wouldn’t be much better. After all, at the Deer Haven Mini Zoo in Maryland, all Lily found was the cold, hard floor of her corn crib.

Image: YouTube/The Humane Society of the United States
Image: YouTube/The Humane Society of the United States

Like other roadside zoos, Deer Haven featured a menagerie of animals for passing motorists to stop and see. However, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums rarely if ever accredits such zoos. Therefore, the facilities have no obligation to provide a high standard of care for their exhibits.

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Image: YouTube/The Humane Society of the United States
Image: YouTube/The Humane Society of the United States

As a result, roadside zoos often notoriously fail to provide adequate food, shelter or veterinary care for their animals. Indeed, creatures are often crammed into tiny, dirty cages that don’t even try to replicate their natural habitats.

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