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Zoos are facing severe hardships in getting food supplies, drinking water and healthcare of captive animals as these activities do not fall under ‘essential services’ category.

 
 
Lockdown Leaves Zoo Animals Hungry, Apex Body Wants Their Upkeep in 'Essential Services' List
File photo of a tiger resting in the Delhi zoo.
 

New Delhi: The near-total lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus has left crippled the upkeep of animals in India’s zoos and left them hungry.

Zoos are facing severe hardships in getting food supplies, drinking water and healthcare of captive animals as these activities do not fall under ‘essential services’ category that of those working in dairies, grocery stores and medicine stores.

 

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