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Old Today, 08:27 AM
 
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There is a moat there with a fourteen foot drop that you cannot really see.

People can complain about the fence but that zoo has been there a long time (maybe that enclosure as well) without issue but there will always be someone who has to try to ruin something. That pretty much applies to everything in life. Too many people have to be protected from themselves.
Yep, the angle of the video is very deceiving, our zoo has a similar enclosure for the big cats, if you were to see an aerial shot of this moot, you would know neither her or the lion was ever in any danger, this is why no one is getting upset in the video.
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Old Today, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Yep, the angle of the video is very deceiving, our zoo has a similar enclosure for the big cats, if you were to see an aerial shot of this moot, you would know neither her or the lion was ever in any danger, this is why no one is getting upset in the video.
I wonder if this will make it on the show about the Bronx Zoo called the Zoo.

That lady is definitely not all there.
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
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At Busch Gardens in Tampa they have a gator exhibit, probably a dozen big 8-10 ft. gators in there and it is separated from the public by a pair of 4 foot fences, no moat! In West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari used to let people drive through a lion exhibit in their cars, yeah you could jump out and be with the lions if you were dumb enough. They have since fenced it off but you can still drive up close to it. I've always thought these two exhibits were crazy considering how stupid people are.

Zoos are really awful attractions. The animals are living in small areas, the zoos are all the same (like a giraffe in NYC is the same as a giraffe in San Diego!). Why visit unless they had a special exhibit of a rare animal?
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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Lions do not eat humans unless they are injured in the wild and normal prey is out of its natural abilities to capture and kill.

In the wild Herbivorous animals kill humans more than meat eaters.
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Old Today, 10:05 AM
 
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Lions do not eat humans unless they are injured in the wild and normal prey is out of its natural abilities to capture and kill.

In the wild Herbivorous animals kill humans more than meat eaters.

What is the point of the statement though? Telling people lions aren't dangerous and it's okay to approach them as long as you're in the wild? They still kill 250 people a year in Africa, although it's speculated that it's the older and/or less well lions that turn to humans when they can't catch faster prey anymore.
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Old Today, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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What is the point of the statement though? Telling people lions aren't dangerous and it's okay to approach them as long as you're in the wild? They still kill 250 people a year in Africa, although it's speculated that it's the older and/or less well lions that turn to humans when they can't catch faster prey anymore.
Lions aren’t dangerous. They’re big, sweet, cute, cuddly cats!
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
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The lion looked like he was thinking she was probably a nutcase.
Your "probably" is a very kind gesture.
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Old Today, 10:47 AM
 
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What should the sign say?
That there will be a large fine for trespassing, or taunting the animals.
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Old Today, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Here
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Hakuna Matata!
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I feel sorry for the poor lion.
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