Reports of animal deaths, abuses and illegalities continue to pile up at Indonesia's Surabaya Zoo, which has been dubbed the "zoo of death" and could be the world's worst zoo.
According to zoo spokesman Agus Supangkat, at least 105 animals have died at Surabaya Zoo - Indonesia's largest zoo - since July 2013. But the number of deaths isn't the only concern. It's how the animals are dying.
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Last month, an 18-month-old lion named Michael was found hanged in his cage after he apparently got tangled in a cable that was used to open and close the cage's door.
Just a few days ago, a Komodo dragon died for as-of-yet unknown reasons. Supangkat said an autopsy has been conducted.
Last week, a clearly malnourished white female tiger named Chandrika died.
"She had problems with her tongue and lost some of her teeth because of her old age," Liang Kaspe, the zoo's operations director, told the Jakarta Globe on Friday. "Food often fell out of her mouth because of her damaged tongue."