“We’re also aware that this enclosure floods in the spring when the snow melts,” Woodyer added. “So there’s a lot of standing water in Ben’s enclosure at certain times of year as well.”
Ben isn’t the only animal suffering at Spruce Haven Nature Park, according to Woodyer.
“All of the carnivores, in particular, are in bad circumstances,” Woodyer said. “They have small enclosures, and there’s nothing for them to do. Even potable water is questionable on many days that we’ve been there. There’s rotting food left in the enclosures, probably because they don’t even have the proper means to even clean these enclosures.”