French zoos adapt routine to respect coronavirus lockdown measures and protect animals and staff

A Zoo in the eastern French city of Amneville usually attracts 400,000 visitors per year, but with the lockdown that has been in place in France for more than six weeks, the Zoo has had to adapt: zookeepers, veterinarians and animals have had to readapt their routine. As a FRANCE 24 report shows, many changes have been made to protect staff and animals.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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