Please look out for wild animals in captivity. Whether in your home country or travelling internationally, flag your concerns, and speak out.
You can help stop suffering and report animal abuse with our Raise the Red Flag campaign. Our online platform highlights animal welfare problems, shares information with other travellers and provides guidance on how YOU can take action.
Your eyewitness report provides vital information, which we record on our comprehensive global database and interactive Red Flag map. Your evidence could help raise awareness, warn other people to stay away, support further investigations and help wild animals in need.
Our map below shows locations where Born Free has received substantive reports of concern relating to wild animals in captivity. A black pin represents some of the locations where Born Free has undertaken further investigation.
Click on a pin to find out more or search for a captive facility, location, region or country in the search box below
NB Information presented is a summary of reports received by Born Free from members of the public and reported in the media. While we aim to check the content of each report and assess its significance, Born Free makes no representation as to the accuracy of any report. Whether or not a flag is raised depends on the quality of the report and submitted evidence, among other factors. If there is no flag at a particular facility or location, it does not necessarily mean there are no animal welfare problems there.
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The problems faced by wild animals in captivity around the world are immense, as exposed in the Red Flag reports we receive.