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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