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Mall that traps animals for customers to take selfies is 'world's saddest zoo'

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Published Jul 10, 2016, 8:40 pm IST
Updated Jul 10, 2016, 8:39 pm IST
Experts say that captivity greatly restricts the natural instincts of polar bears. (Credit: YouTube)
 Experts say that captivity greatly restricts the natural instincts of polar bears. (Credit: YouTube)

A shopping centre in China is facing the wrath of animal rights activists for trapping animals in there so that shoppers can take selfies with them. The place has even been dubbed ‘the world’s saddest zoo” because of its ill-treatment of animals.

The animals are kept in the shopping centre to ‘entertain’ customers and have to suffer the constant banging on windows from shoppers at the Grandview shopping centre, in Guangzhou, China. The building contains two polar bears alongside six young belugas, five walrus calves, arctic foxes, and a wolf, reports Mirror.uk.

Experts say that the animals that are the worst off over there are the polar bears as captivity greatly restricts their natural instincts. “There is no excuse for any animal to be trapped this way but it’s widely believed that polar bears are one of the hardest of all animals to effectively provide for in captivity,” says Animals Asia Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale.

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