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May 23, 2020 - RT

Animals may be culled en masse to prevent STARVATION in the world’s zoos as Covid-19 lockdown bites

Animals may be culled en masse to prevent STARVATION in the world’s zoos as Covid-19 lockdown bites
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An Indonesian zoo is considering killing some of its animals, including deer, to feed to other exhibits. Sadly this is not unique to Indonesia, with coronavirus lockdowns around the world making it harder for zoos to keep running.

Bandung Zoo usually earns around 1.2 billion rupiah ($81,744) every month, but it is rapidly running out of food, as the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown has threatened its budget and thus food supplies for the animals.

Some 850 animals are already on a restricted diet as a cost-saving measure, but zoo authorities are considering a "worst-case scenario" of culling some animals to feed others, should they run out of food as expected in July.

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