Bowmanville Zoo To Close Following Release Of Controversial Video

December 2015 video Allegedly Depicts Zoo Director Whipping Tiger

The Bowmanville Zoo will close up shop for good by the end of this year, thanks to what officials call “untrue allegations.” A release from the zoo today said these allegations made by members of PETA have created a climate in which the zoo can no longer operate. The zoo has seen a sharp decline in visitors and hence revenue, ever since a video cropped up in December that appeared to show a man repeatedly whipping a Siberian tiger. The man in question, a director at the zoo, had since resigned and has been charged by the OSPCA. No word yet on where all the animals will end up.