Inspectors shut Rio zoo to smarten animal enclosures

National Institute of Environment personnel close Rio de Janeiro's Zoo on January 14, 2016 while staff carry out improvements to revitalize the parkAuthorities shut the public zoo in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday until the city improves living conditions for the animals there, environmental officials said. Visitors turning up to see the monkeys and parrots at the zoo in this year's summer Olympic Games host city found the gates barred. The zoo, Brazil's oldest, is home to some 350 species.

January 15, 2016 1:32 am

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