Coronavirus lockdown: How zoo animals are coping with the pandemic

Updated: Apr 23, 2020, 09:58 | Sherlin Rajan
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    A worker disinfects the area next to a lion enclosure at the zoo closed to the public, in Macedonian capital of Skopje amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Baboons do their coat care as they rest in the sun in their enclosure of the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin that was closed in a measure to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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    Keepers feed girafes at the "Zoom Torino" zoo in Cumiana, near Turin in Italy during the Coronavirus lockdown imposed by the government.

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    An Iraqi vendor stands behind a cage at Baghdad's Al-Ghazel bird market as the number of clients has dwindled due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus across Iraq. 

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    A heron is silhouetted at the "Zoom Torino" zoo in Cumiana, near Turin, during the lockdown in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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    A veterinary holds a newborn Bengal tiger cub called "Covid" at the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center "Africa Bio Zoo", in Cordoba, State of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    A keeper pets a camel at the "Zoom Torino" zoo in Cumiana, near Turin in Italy during a lockdown imposed in Italy by the government in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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    A keeper wearing a face mask holds a penguin at the "Zoom Torino" zoo in Cumiana, near Turin, the lockdown in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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    A seal swims in its enclosure at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Giant female Panda Meng Meng (Left) and her offspring Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan (Right) have a nap in the empty Panda pavillion at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten amid the coronavirus.

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    A worker (Left) sprays disinfectant near the cages of tigers during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against coronavirus, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India.

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    A zookeeper feeds Asian elephants at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten zoo amid a new coronavirus pandemic.

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    Palestinian security officers look at an ostrich in a cage at the Qalqilya Zoo in the occupied West Bank, after the animal park was completely closed to visitors due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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    A keeper wearing a face mask checks lemurs at the "Zoom Torino" zoo in Cumiana, near Turin during a lockdown imposed in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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    A Palestinian worker wearing protective gear feeds a peacock at the Qalqilya Zoo in the occupied West Bank, after the animal park was completely closed to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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About The Gallery

The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted many governments to impose lockdowns to restrict public movements in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Most zoos across the world are closed to visitors and the animals are also coping with the lockdown in their own way. Here's a look in pictures of animals in zoos during the pandemic. (Pictures/AFP)