Tough Punishment Awaits Anyone Throwing Stones at Our Crocodiles: Nigerian Zoo in Ogun State Warns

Tough Punishment Awaits Anyone Throwing Stones at Our Crocodiles: Nigerian Zoo in Ogun State Warns

  • A zoo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has announced very interesting punishment for any visitor who dares throw stones at crocodiles or snakes in the zoo
  • According to the new rules boldly displayed at the zoo, anyone caught will be forced to enter the cage and bring out the stone
  • Nigerians have reacted to the rules with some saying they will go to the zoo and throw stones at the animals

Every zoo has rules, so one in Abeokuta, Ogun state is implementing rather tough rules on visitors. The recreation centre has barred visitors from throwing objects at its snakes and crocodiles.

But knowing very well that visitors are likely to disobey the rules, the zoo has gone further to say that anyone caught doing it will be forced to enter the cages and bring out the object.

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A zoo in Ogun state
The zoo put out a notice. Photo credit: @intablog9ja
Source: Instagram

Don't throw stones at the animals

According to the notice which was shared on Instagram by @instablog9ja, throwing any form of objects at the animals is not allowed. The notice reads:

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"Those who throw objects at the crocodiles/snakes will be asked to retrieve them."

See the post below:

Social media users react

This new rule has generated funny reactions from Nigerians. Read a few of the comments below:


"As una get coconut head, una don jam wetin pass una."


"Which kind rough play be that."


"Retrieve wetin??"


"They said they will ask. They didn’t say you can’t say No."

Outrage over malnourished animals sighted at OAU Zoo

Meanwhile, previously reported that outrage followed images of hungry-looking lions sighted at the official zoo of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

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After the video and photos of the malnourished animals made it to the public, Nigerians started calling for them to be rescued.

The Nigerian Parks Service and the National Geographic Wild (Nat Geo Wild) were asked to intervene on behalf of the starving animals.


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