Wild Animal Safari

Quote from a handout regarding the exotic problem in MO:

“Wild Animal Safari advertises bear cubs and baboons for sale in Animal Finders’ Guide and has been cited by the USDA for failure to provide veterinary care to sick animals, failure to provide adequate shelter to big cats and primates during cold winter weather, filthy and unsanitary conditions, inadequate drainage in enclosures, unsafe handling, and feeding big cats a nutritionally deficient diet.”


“April 27, 2014/St. Louis, Missouri: Eighteen students were nipped on the face and/or hands by a bear cub who was part of a petting zoo that was brought onto the campus of Washington University by Cindy’s Zoo. A decision to kill the bear cub so the animal could be tested for rabies was ultimately reversed.” (Bear cub originated from Wild Animal Safari)