Filthy enclosures and miserable animals in China’s “saddest zoo”, but staff say all’s well

September 22, 2016

An aquarium housing beluga whales, penguins and polar bears has opened in a mall in downtown Guangzhou. It’s known as “the saddest zoo in the world”.

The animal enclosures in the aquarium are small, dirty, smelly, rusted and lacking natural light.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England wanted to adopt resident polar beer Pizza, but the aquarium operator turned down the offer.