On April 8, a surprising incident occurred at the Shendiao Mountain Wildlife World in Xixiakou, Weihai, Shandong: a tiger ate a blue peacock. This scene was photographed by tourists and circulated online, triggering heated discussions among netizens.
It is understood that there are more than 1,000 peacocks in the zoo , are all kept free-range in the park without any isolation measures. The zoo stated that this was done to create a more comfortable living environment for the peacocks so that they can fly and reproduce freely. At the same time, it is also to allow tourists to watch these beautiful birds up close.
However, this free-range method also brings certain risks. There are many kinds of beasts in the zoo, such as tigers, lions, leopards, etc. They are all carnivores and have a strong desire to prey on small animals such as peacocks. If a peacock accidentally flies into the area of predators, it may become their meal.
According to the zoo manager, this is the first time a tiger has eaten a peacock, and nothing like this has ever happened before. He believes that this may be because the wind was strong that day, and the peacock was blown into the tiger's cage, and the tiger instinctively hunted. He said that the zoo feels very regretful and sorry for this incident, and understands the concerns and questions of netizens.
In order to prevent similar incidents from happening again, the zoo It said that a series of measures will be introduced to strengthen the management and protection of peacocks. Specific measures include: setting up higher fences and warning signs around the beast area to remind tourists not to feed or disturb peacocks; increasing feeding points and water sources in the peacock area to reduce the possibility of peacock migration; regularly conducting population and health checks on peacocks. Check the situation, detect and deal with abnormal situations in a timely manner; strengthen the guidance and education of tourists to let them understand and respect the habits and ecology of animals.
The zoo also called on netizens and tourists to view this incident rationally and not to excessively accuse or attack the zoo or the tigers. They said that the zoo is a place for display and conservation.It is a platform for animals and a place to promote the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. They hope to provide tourists with a safe, comfortable and interesting viewing experience through continuous improvement and perfection.