(Question No. 1390)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 11 March 2009:
(1) Is the Minister aware that in December 2008 the Bangkok Post reported that 300 animals at the Chiang Mai Night Safari zoo have died in the past 2 years.
(2) Can the Minister confirm whether this is the same zoo that was involved in the Federal government agreement to export native animals to Thailand in exchange for the import of Asian elephants to Taronga zoo.