Bua Noi (Little Lotus) sits and stares from behind the bars and glass cage at Pata Zoo, situated on the top floor of a shopping centre in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Bua Noi (Little Lotus) sits and stares from behind the bars and glass cage at Pata Zoo, situated on the top floor of a shopping centre in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Thailand

Thailand’s last gorilla doomed to life behind bars as ‘horror zoo’ defies calls to free her

  • Zoo owners last year rejected an offer by Thai authorities to buy the 33-year-old gorilla, which has spent over 30 years caged in a Bangkok mall
  • Activists, wildlife groups have campaigned for years, and nature sanctuaries have offered to house her to live out her years but to no avail

Bua Noi (Little Lotus) sits and stares from behind the bars and glass cage at Pata Zoo, situated on the top floor of a shopping centre in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
Bua Noi (Little Lotus) sits and stares from behind the bars and glass cage at Pata Zoo, situated on the top floor of a shopping centre in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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