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High Park Zoo reopens following unexpected death of bison

Last Updated Jul 16, 2017 at 9:33 am EDT

Bison are seen at the High Park Zoo

The High Park Zoo has reopened after closing unexpectedly following the death of one of its bison.

A spokesperson for Parks, Forestry and Recreation says it was one of four bison at the zoo and that the animal had no recent history of illness.

Matthew Cutler says they were alerted to the death by visitors to the zoo and that an investigation is underway to determine what caused the animal’s sudden death.

The zoo is also home to deer, llamas, peacocks, highland cattle and capybaras.

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The cause of the animals death? Boredom from being penned up in a tiny enclosure. Bison don’t belong in a zoo they belong in wide open spaces with other bison. If this was a whale the outcry to close this animal prison would be deafening.

July 16, 2017 at 11:41 am