Anonymous Allegations Against Dublin Zoo Mostly Found To Be Without Any Evidence

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Seventeen allegations made against Dublin Zoo by an anonymous whistle-blower were  considered to be “unfounded with no evidence supplied to support the
narrative of the allegation.”

Two of those were found to have “no basis or evidence to even substantiate the allegation,” while three were classed as having “some evidence” (in) supporting a historical allegation, but Dublin Zoo had already resolved the case.”

Many of the claims related to animal welfare and a lack of transparency, which was raised in the Seanad last July.

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It led to the National Parks and Wildlife Service carrying out an investigation into twenty-three allegations made.

One claim regarding the red panda habitat was “considered to be supported,” but management at the zoo says it’s not a concern, and the investigators say that’s justifiable.