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Confusion reigns over future of Safari World orangutansn Sirinart

The Nation

Confusion and suspicion continue to surround Safari World Zoo with the reported deaths of 41 orangutans turnฌing out to be false and the officials conฌcerned refusing to move the seized wildlife, despite assurances that a suitable home would be found. Police checks on Friday found that 36 of the 41 orangutans previously reportฌed to have died were in fact alive and well in another part of the zoo, said Police Colonel Chatkanok Kiewsaengsong. Police will not press additional charges against Safari World Zoo owner Pin Kiewkacha after he said the report of the animals having died was all a misunderฌstanding, Chatkanok said. “After all, Pin passed the blame on to his workers, saying he had not filed the report [of the apes’ death],” he said. Police last week charged Pin with illeฌgally importing 110 orangutans after the controversy surfaced late last month. The orangutans are used in a boxing show to entertain zoogoers. Even though Pin has been formally charged, it looks as though the 105 orangutan are to stay in the zoo for some time. The apes should not be moved unless it is absolutely necessary because they could die or become stressed, said Schwann Thathikorn, caretaker director of the Centres of International Trade in Endangered Species Management Authority of Thailand. Police raided the zoo and found the 110 apes last year, but did not remove them as they had no suitable home for the apes. The zoo had permits for 12 apes. Sirisunthorn The Nation

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