A controversial zoo in Argentina allows tourists to have extremely cose encounters with some of the most dangerous predators in the world. Lujan Zoo

Here at the Lujan Zoo near Buenos Aires visitors can ride lions, cuddle bears, stroke tigers and feed cheetahs. Cages are accessible to everyone who paid $50 and signed the paper saying that if you are eaten, the Zoo is not responsible. Lujan Zoo is about 50 miles from Buenos Aires, has an entrance fee of just £5.

Visitors can even pick up the smaller animals and manhandle them at risk to themselves and the creatures. Shockingly there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of safety regulations to protect either humans or animals and Internet blogs are littered with pictures of tourists with the animals.

Even children are allowed to enter the lion’s cage and fondle a range of animals that have the potential to kill or maim them.

Animal protection charity, The Born Free Foundation, has condemned the zoo and issued a statement to urge tourists not to visit it. Will Travers, CEO of The Born Free Foundation said: ‘Based on what I have seen displayed on the Lujan Zoo website, I am fearful that a terrible accident is going to happen.

CEO of The Born Free Foundation add : ‘The zoo is, in my view, placing the lives of its visitors at great risk by encouraging them to have ‘close encounters’ with dangerous, potentially lethal, wild animals.

‘Anyone who has any knowledge of big cats will understand that they are wild animals and, as such, are unpredictable’

9 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE and commented:
    This is just an accident waiting to happen!!

  2. Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

  3. Linked to you after reading about this via SAA (above).

  4. this honestly scares me just looking at it… what are they doing to those animals to make them so… approachable for a lack of a better word I wonder… this is sad

  5. Just goes to show you there’s never a deficiency of dumbasses in the world.

  6. i am from Argentina and i visited the Zoo, and i disagree with you because every person can choose to get into the cages or not, the Zoo just gives you the oportunity of touching the animals wich is a very incredible experience but the real responsable is every person who enters with the animals and who goes with the children.

    • But has anyone considered how stressful this is for the animals? This is a money maker for the zoo…period

    • You sir or ma’am are so very wrong. This is so wrong on so many levels. Your comment alone just goes to show that it’s not only America who is completely wrong in the head.

  7. This is crazy..i would never do that and i am surprised that people r so stupid to risk life over a picture! They r wild animals u will never know what is in their heads! By the way the lion at the video he looks pretty stoned! Who know what the trick is to keep the animals so calm! What did they give them???

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