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Uttar Pradesh zoos take steps to protect animals in corona times

Uttar Pradesh zoos take steps to protect animals in corona times

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2020 9:20 AM GMT

After seven big cats at the Bronx Zoo in New York tested positive for coronavirus, the Lucknow and Kanpur zoo authorities have stepped up measures to protect big cats and other animals from the virus. The Kanpur zoo, which is home to nine tigers, five lions and more than 20 leopards, five jungle cats and one leopard cat, has drastically reduced human contact with the animals. Senior zoo veterinary doctor R. K. Singh said, “We have already taken all precautions to save animals from coronavirus. We have reduced human contact to keep the animals safe. We are also keeping watch on the animals with CCTV cameras. Only in case of an emergency, we go close to lions, tigers and leopards.” All the keepers have been instructed to maintain minimal contact with the animals in both the zoos and the keepers have also been provided protective gear. (IANS)

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