AR-News: (CN) Animals on the move?

Animalconcerns animalconcerns at
Wed Jun 9 23:54:34 EDT 2004

Thoughts of moving the Beijing Zoo to the city outskirts has ruffled a
few feathers.

Covering an area of 90 hectares, the Beijing Zoo is the third largest zoo
in the world in terms of space, and receives 7 million visitors every
year. Recently, a plan by the municipal government to move the 100
year-old zoo from downtown Beijing to its outskirts aroused wide concern
from the public. At several of the forums held to discuss the issue,
debate focused on the following aspects:

According to the municipal government, relocating the zoo aims to better
protect public health and security, relax traffic pressure and improve
the living conditions of animals. 

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