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Super cute lizard that I rescued from the zoo. They didn't want her so they were drowning her! How ridiculous is that. They could have at least sold it. They had a pair and didn't want another Argentine Tegu so while they were drowning it i went to the manager who was watching and said I would buy it. He agreed but by the time he had told them to stop she was almost dead. I had to perform CPR! She is called stripe because of the stripe down her back. She looks very small on that photo.
 

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I can't zoom in on the photo but is that not a leopard gecko?

How odd. What zoo drowns a lizard?
 

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Just managed to zoom in. That is not an Argentine tegu. That is a leopard gecko. Very different. I would think a zoo would know that!
 

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Why would a zoo want to drown an animal? That's appalling!
 

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I would be reporting that zoo if I were you.That is absolutely disgusting and I feel very angry and upset reading that.What zoo is it?
 

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That doesn’t sound right at all! :(
It’s good though that this little fella is now in your care, well done for rescuing :) x
 
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Not sure what I find more shocking - a zoo trying to drown a reptile in its care in full view of a member of the public; their agreement to sell a reptile in their care; or their inability to correctly identify its species. Shocking on all counts.
:agr:It's terrible! I thought she was small for an Argentine.
 
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Who would I report them to?
My holiday changed in to a geko rescue mission!
Also I have changed Stripe's name to Spot since she is a leopard geko!:-) :-)
 

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So you brought a leopard gecko back into the UK from Sweden...
 

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This is awful, really makes your tummy turn, but I've heard if they have no place to put an animal & no other zoo wants them they simply shoot them. I suppose they don't think, we'll put implants in them all.
 

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Most Zoos including in the uk feed their animals with other dead animals.
This is harsh I know but it happens out of public view lot of painful things happen.
25 years ago feeding time was live stock given to killers e.g. large cat family.
I used to sponser at Chester Zoo reptiles one year on the 're notations for another year I was lead into a back room to Wait for the lady and i was shocked and upset to see beautiful tortoise shells being used for ash trays.
My that took me ages to get over that. :doh:
 

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Aren’t there quarantine rules about this?
Don't think so, not for reptiles. I'm just trying to make sense of the story tbh.

I hope the op has the correct enclosure, equipment and experience to care for this gecko. Mine cost me a lot to set up and it's sad how many of them end up just stuck in a tiny tank and fed a poor diet.

As for the zoo, I have emailed them about this post and asked them to take a look into this story.
 
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Don't think so, not for reptiles. I'm just trying to make sense of the story tbh.

I hope the op has the correct enclosure, equipment and experience to care for this gecko. Mine cost me a lot to set up and it's sad how many of them end up just stuck in a tiny tank and fed a poor diet.

As for the zoo, I have emailed them about this post and asked them to take a look into this story.
I am not sure how much the zoo knows. The public stopped coming so the manager left. The zoo is still abusing other animals though. It is horrible and I have spread the word to try and end this.
I hope the zoo will get back to you quickly with full story. :-)
Aren’t there quarantine rules about this?
No. The man on the ferry said he would charge me double through because he is scared of lizards/gekos!
how outrageous is that. I didn't know that they could even do that!
 
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