To overcome their suspicion that the motionless hibernating crocodiles are not real ones, Chinese visitors throw stones at them, killing most of the animals in a Shenzhen zoo
Several crocodiles were stoned to death in their sleep. There were more than a dozen crocodiles in the Agricultural Scientific Grand Park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, but now only two have survived the uncivilized behaviors of the Chinese zoo visitors.
Crocodiles would have survived if they had no habit of hibernation in winter.
A local report that several crocodiles have been stoned to death by unruly visitors to a Shenzhen park has drawn nationwide criticism against bad behaviors of Chinese zoo visitors.
The crocodiles were stoned to death indirectly because of their inherent habit as a reptile: hibernate in winter. "Are those two crocodiles alive?" many of the recent visitors to the Agricultural Scientic Grand Park in Shenzhen of southern China's Guangdong province raise doubt that the crocodiles raised in the crocodile feeding pool in the park are not real ones since most of them remain completely motionless.
To overcome their doubt, some visitors started to take a test by throwing bottles, bags, and everything else they could grasp, including stones, at the crocodiles in the pool.
Several crocodiles were stoned to death in their long winter sleep. There were more than a dozen crocodiles, but now only two have survived.
The tests of the visitors can not prove the crocodiles are real, only expose their ignorance of the fact that crocodiles usually hibernate in winter, and their cruelty and uncivilized habit of animal abuse.
"Please help the poor crocodiles", a visitor startled to see a lot of uncivilized behaviors of visitors to the Shenzhen zoo wrote on his Weibo, calling against diehard Chinese bad habits of throwing objects at animals in a zoo. His words have aroused resonance among Chinese netizens and the Weibo has been retweeted for thousands of times within several days.