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Private nature parks in Mauritius are having captured wild life and they are fed with abnormal food like bread to attract tourists. Some of the species are Lion, Crocodile, Zebra, Giant Tortoise, Antelopes, Ostrich etc. All animals have been brought in from outside Mauritius. How is WWF viewpoint if, this is legal by laws in Mauritius,
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  • Hi Biren,
    I can see you are deeply concerned about the plight of captive animals on display in parks in Mauritius. As WWF does not work directly with animals in captivity, I will give you some contacts of organisations we work closely with who do indeed work vigilantly on this global problem.

    TRAFFIC (Trade Records Analysis of Flora and Fauna in Commerce) Network is the world's largest wildlife trade monitoring programme, and is a joint initiative of WWF and the IUCN. They may have information on illegal wildlife trade feeding into Mauritius. - website details http://www.traffic.org/

    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - www.ifaw.org

    World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) - http://www.wspa.org.au

    The Born Free Foundation in the UK welcomes all reports of animal suffering for captive wild animals including zoos - http://www.bornfree.org.uk/index.shtml

    I hope this helps. Thanks again for writing in.

    All the best
    Cheryl
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