Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown

This elephant has been taking the lockdown in its stride

Date of Publication: May 30, 2020

Source: BBC

Pairi Daiza zoological gardens in Belgium is preparing to open for the first time since locking down on March 13 due to COVID-19. The zoo says its opening will be gradual and safe, and will allow a maximum of 5,000 visitors per day rather than the usual 30,000. In addition, visitors will be asked to wear masks, socially distance, and follow one-way walkways. Zoos are one of the only places of entertainment currently allowed to reopen in Belgium, mainly due to the fact that they are outdoors and allow for adequate air ventilation. Zoos across the world suffered financially when COVID-19 struck, as the cost to feed and care for animals remained fixed, while revenue plummeted. Zoos have already begun to reopen in Germany and Denmark and will likely open in neighbouring European countries soon.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland