Bitola Zoo

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The Bitola Zoo
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Zoo entrance
Date opened 1950
Location Bitola, Macedonia
Coordinates 41°00′53″N 21°20′29″E / 41.0146°N 21.3415°E / 41.0146; 21.3415Coordinates: 41°00′53″N 21°20′29″E / 41.0146°N 21.3415°E / 41.0146; 21.3415
No. of animals 200
No. of species 40
Website www.zoobitola.mk

The Bitola Zoo, is a zoo in Bitola, Macedonia, founded on 1 May 1950 with the help of the Skopje's, Zagreb's, Belgrade's and Subotica's zoos.

The Bitola zoo plays a significant role in the sphere of social living, especially in the sector of education as well as the protection of certain animal species. Ever since its establishment as an institution in 1950, the zoo has been constantly improving the conditions in order to meet European standards, but these standards have not yet been met. In 2004, a number of activities have started, aimed at improving the conditions in which the animals live and raising the educational character of the zoo.

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During recent year, harsh critic has been directed towards the zoo from organisations such as OIPA International and Animalia Ohrid. They are asking the Macedonian Government to close down the zoo due to allegations such as the use of stray dogs as food, and visitor testimonies and photos of unhappy and starving animals.[1]

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