Starting from number one there are five new photographs on…

February 8, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number one there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.


I have emailed Libor my contact a the Brno Zoo to find out what has happened to the Giraffe Calf. The Brno Zoo are members of the World Zoo Organization (WZO) that have standards that members have to conform to for the welfare of Zoo animals. I would not have allowed the webcam on the website if I had any concerns about the Zoo.

It is easy to criticise, but wrong when the full facts are not known and the facts are not known about the Giraffe Calf. Unfortunately with live stock of any type, there are always going to be dead stock, that life. We don’t know the circumstances of the pen that the Giraffe Cow was kept in. Was it safer for the Calf to be kept from the rest of the Herd until a little older? There is no way that the Zoo would do any thing that was detrimental to the Giraffe’s welfare, or to the Polar Bears. I believe that all Wild Animals should be in the Wild, but the real world is not like that. Most people have visited Zoo as entertainment for themselves and their Children not to see endangered Animals.

You have a choice, If you don’t like a TV program you turn it off. If you don’t like a webcam don’t watch it. To much criticism will only stop other webcam projects.

Elsie, please don’t take this as a criticism of yourself, it is not meant to be. In 2006 Paignton Zoo had a fire when 3 of their Giraffe burnt to death. Large inside and outside enclosures did not stop the accident. I was just after the fire in talks with Paignton to have webcams from the Zoo on our site. One of the reasons that we did not proceed with the project was that they wanted a delay of 24 hours in the broadcasting, that meant that the webcams would not have been live only recordings. A little short sighted I thought. Live webcams may well have seen the start of a fire.