Is Hong Kong zoo stuck ‘in the dark ages’ or inspiring the young to care for animals?

Completed in 1871, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens offer a precious green space in one of the densest urbanities on Earth, drawing up to 9,000 visitors per day on weekends, even in the absence of international tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.But the gardens’ 150th anniversary last November was marked by critics who say visitors should be experiencing native wild birds and butterflies in their natural habitats, and certainly not gawping at orangutans and squirrel…

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