Neumünster Zoo in Germany is facing the prospect of culling animals due to the severe shortage of funds as a result of the effects of Coronavirus. This organisation is one of many that do not meet the requirements for state funding in order to run. It has created a list of animals it may have to slaughter and feed to others, as it struggles for funds because of the coronavirus crisis and has warned that it could be forced to implement the measure to prevent animals from starving.
The director has estimated that the zoo is projected to lose more than £150,000 in income this spring and belongs to an association that is not entitled to a state emergency fund for small businesses.
Germany’s national zoo association (VdZ), said an average German zoo was typically losing €500,000 (£436,620) each week.
The VdZ says zoos cannot cut down on running costs, as they have to continue feeding their animals.
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