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Why do third-world countries have zoo's?

Recent slaughter of animals in Tunisia and El Salvador show that zoos are incompatible with many cultures that continue to behave inhumanely towards animals.
1) Crocodile killed with rocks at zoo in Tunisia by VISITORS of the zoo.

 https://www.rt.com/viral/379262-crocodile-stoned-death-tunisia/

2) Hippopotamus killed in El Salvador zoo.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39106482

. . . I could go on but won't - just too sad.

Granted, zoos probably shouldn't exist elsewhere at all but imagine how long Packy would have survived in some Middle-East zoo.