More of 400 Animals from the National Zoo of El Salvador will be relocated before the park closes

What is sought is to guarantee a dignified treatment of species that have been abandoned for decades by past administrations..

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – The Minister of Culture, Mariemm Pleitz, together with the president of the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Javier Vasquez, asked the Legislative Assembly, definitively close the National Zoological Park of El Salvador.

The law, to be approved, will allow proceeding with the closure and granting the Animal Welfare Institute the power of more than 100 species that live there to ensure their care and conservation.

According to the official, what is sought is to guarantee a dignified treatment of species that have been abandoned for decades by past administrations.

This closure was scheduled from the beginning of the government administration, but nevertheless, it was necessary to prepare and guarantee the optimal conditions for the transfer of the animals to their new home, in addition to creating an entire legal framework that would guarantee the care and protection that is necessary in this case, the official clarified.

Meanwhile, Vásquez explained that the Animal Welfare Institute will receive around 429 animals; their transfer will be gradual and each of the premises that will house them will be verified.

"Monitoring involves the creation and delivery of clinical charts for each animal and it will be the veterinary medical staff of the institute with the Ministry of the Environment who will care for the species", Vasquez pointed out.