It has been confirmed that Barami’s 4-year-old daughter, the lion안전놀이터, is trapped in the breeding grounds of ‘Barami’, where controversy arose over ‘Lion Ribs’ because she lived alone with her ribs exposed at the Pukyong Zoo in Gimhae.
Previously, the Pukyong Zoo was suspected of animal cruelty because it did not manage to the extent that the ribs were exposed while breeding an aged male lion, Barami, last June.
As the controversy grew, the operator of the Pukyong Zoo explained, “Until recently, due to Corona 19, the number of visitors plummeted and the animals were not managed properly.”
After hearing the sad news, the Cheongju Zoo adopted Baram on the 5th of last month and allowed him to live in a large kennel.
However, about a month later, it was revealed that Baram’s 4-year-old daughter, Lion, was trapped in the kennel, and criticism continues again.
On the free bulletin board of the Gimhae City Hall website, “Does it make sense for a lion to enter the place where the lion disappeared?” Complaints have been pouring in for several days, saying, “It’s only been a month since we died,” and “It doesn’t make sense to run a zoo when at least animal rights are not guaranteed and facilities are not properly managed.”
Baram’s daughter, who is currently trapped in a kennel, is a four-year-old lioness. In the meantime, she was raised in a nearby outdoor kennel, and after Baram moved to Cheongju Zoo a month ago, she was reportedly moved to an indoor kennel.
Gimhae City is in a position that it is difficult for the city to decide whether or not to abolish the zoo as it is a private business place under the existing ‘Zoo Act’. There are no habitat environment standards or penalty provisions, so fines or improvement orders cannot be issued.
However, Gimhae City is said to have sold the zoo or encouraged the sale of animals before that, as strengthened laws such as animal exhibition permits and facility reinforcements were enforced from December, making it difficult to operate the zoo.