Coronavirus: German zoo may have to feed animals to each other
Zoos that should have been crowded in the sunny Easter holidays are now hard-up and asking for donations, as the coronavirus lockdown bites.
A zoo director in northern Germany has even admitted that some animals might soon have to be fed to others, if the zoo is to survive.
"We've listed the animals we'll have to slaughter first," Neumünster Zoo's Verena Kaspari told Die Welt.
Berlin Zoo has infant panda twins, but their fans can only watch them online.
The zoo's spokeswoman Philine Hachmeister told DPA news agency "the panda twins are adorably sweet".
"Constantly we're thinking 'the visitors should be watching them live'. We don't want the little pandas to be grown up by the time we finally reopen."