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Uruguay zoo cages to be renovated

The history of one of the oldest zoos in Latin America is steeped in controversy.

The cramped Victorian-style cages at the Villa Dolores zoo in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo have been criticized by animal-rights activists and are a throwback to the time when there was a circus inside the zoo.

However, Montevideo authorities have announced a large renovation project, which will replace older cages with bigger and more modern ones.

Iracema Sodre reports.

  • 21 Nov 2012
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