The absurdity of a zoo
In the 1980s, thirty baboons of the species Papio hamadryas, coming from Europe, were donated to a Uruguayan Zoo, located in a residential neighborhood called Villa Dolores, in Montevideo.
Since they had no enough space, the baboons were sent to Parque Lecocq, where there were already 500 animals of 33 different species in captivity.
The baboons were placed together in a enclosure, a cage type, of more than 2,000 square meters, where they had some trees and a lake.
Without any control of reproduction, in three decades the population has multiplied four times and now there are between 120 and 130 individuals in the same original space. The baboons are hyperactive and removed all vegetation, turning the enclosure into a desert, eating up the roots of the existing grass.
Now, authorities are evaluating what can be done due to this lack of foresight and are planning to transfer the animals to a location that accepts them.
It is very possible that these unfortunate beings end up in medical torture laboratories in a developed country, which are the only ones that would accept them. There they will die due to medical experiments that will be practice with them.