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Covid 19 coronavirus: German zoo to feed animals to each other

With visitors shut out over what should have been a busy Easter weekend, funds and foodstuffs are dwindling at a north German zoo as the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to bite.

The animal park in Neumünster, 50km north of Hamburg, has said it may have to begin feeding some animals to others to survive.

Zoo Director Verena Kaspari told Die Welt reporters that this ‘modest proposal’ would have to be brought into action by the middle of May if the park continued to be shut.

“The problem of having to feed meat eating animals is nothing new. But even if business stops we need to feed our carnivorous animals are to survive.”

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Italian grandmother’s online cooking class is keeping us all connected

Italy may still be in lockdown but an 84-year-old grandmother has found a way to bring a taste of her country to the rest of the world during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nonna Nerina’s fame began about three years ago when she started teaching her Airbnb guests how to make authentic pasta, passing down old family recipes and techniques.

Based in the small town of Palombara Sabina, north of Rome, her granddaughter Chiara Nicolanti started an Airbnb Experiences page for her grandmother’s classes, which quickly attracted international media attention, as well as hundreds of travellers and chefs wanting to refine their pasta-making technique.

Other grandmothers in the village also began to take part and the town’s tourist population began to steadily rise.

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Coronavirus leaves travel social media influencers jobless, penniless

Kyle Mulinder is due to celebrate his ten year anniversary this October, as a successful full-time digital influencer in the travel industry.

As of this week, he has had all future work cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Every job in the foreseeable future has been cut,” says Mulinder, also known as Bare Kiwi through his blog and Instagram account. A GoPro, Ford NZ and Macpac brand ambassador, Mulinder shares curated photos and videos of him adventuring all over New Zealand – and the rest of the world – to his 64,200 Instagram followers and 56,000 fans on Facebook.

Some of his promotional jobs he had booked in the coming months included working with tourism agencies in California, Fiji and also Australia for bushfire relief, to help show New Zealanders that Australia was still open for business.

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