5 February 2013 Copenhagen Zoo's new and unique facilities for polar bears, North Atlantic birds and seals, The Arctic Ring, opened.Besides the fact that the animals have much better living conditions and space, the new facilities also allow you to get extremely close to the fascinating animals both above and below the water surface; unparalleled in Europe. The Copenhagen Zoo has more than 3,000 animals from around the world and a total of 264 different species.
Reactions, Petition Signatures, Grow in Wake of Marius the Giraffe's death | Ecorazzi~ Just days ago, a healthy 2-year-old giraffe was killed at the Copenhagen Zoo because he was a “surplus” giraffe and there were concerns of inbreeding. Rather than sterilize or relocate the young giraffe, Bengt Holst, the scientific director at the zoo, chose to put the giraffe down with a bolt gun, perform an autopsy in front of zoo visitors to “educate,” and then feed parts of the giraffe’s remains to....
Feb 2014 - Marius, a healthy giraffe, killed and cut up by Copenhagen Zoo. No wonder they let the Grind at Faroe Islands go on, they butcher dolphins and whales there every year. See my Whales board. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/09/world/europe/denmark-zoo-giraffe/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro said the option to watch the giraffe being fed to the lions, a “display of scientific knowledge,” was popular with visitors. | A Young Giraffe At The Copenhagen Zoo Was Publicly Killed And Fed To Lions
IDA-The zoo killed a young giraffe named Marius to avoid over breeding. The zoo knew his genes would be over represented, celebrated his life, then justified his slaughter with the claim that he was of no genetic value. Copenhagen Zoo is taking a dangerous and irresponsible position, teaching kids it is acceptable to use animals for entertainment and individual animals are expendable.