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Zoos that ought to have been packed over the Easter holiday break are currently forsaken in the midst of coronavirus lockdowns. 

A zoo chief in northern Germany has conceded that a few animals may before long be taken care of to others because of evaporated assets. 

“We’ve listed the animals we’ll have to slaughter first,” Verena Kaspari from Neumünster Zoo told German newspaper Die Welt.

Lion mother Kiara plays with one of her three white lion cubs in their enclosure at the zoo in Germany. (AP/AAP)

Ms Kaspari said executing animals would be a final resort, however the huge cravings of outlandish animals would in any case leave a gouge in their funds. 

“If it comes to it, I’ll have to euthanize animals, rather than let them starve,” she said.”At the worst, we would have to feed some of the animals to others.”

As indicated by Ms Kaspari, Neumünster Zoo isn’t secured by the state emergency fund for small businesses. She assesses that the zoo’s loss of profit will be about A$298,000 between the long periods of March and June. 

Neumünster Zoo, among others in Germany, is as one mentioning government help worth over A$170 million to keep them above water. 

The Association of Zoological Gardens said that not at all like numerous different organizations, zoos can’t limit costs during the lockdown as animals despite everything must be taken care of, they need food and care.

Head of the Association of Zoological Gardens Jörg Junhold said the lockdown was costing a normal German zoo about A$850,000 every week in lost turnover. 

Berlin Zoo has newborn child panda twins, an attraction that would regularly draw significant groups, yet now individuals can just watch them on the web. 

Two zoo keepers carry the young panda twins ‘Meng Yuan’ and ‘Meng Xiang’ before the animals explore their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo. (AP/AAP)

“The panda twins are adorably sweet,” a spokeswoman for Berlin Zoo Philine Hachmeister told DPA news agency.

“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.”

Schönbrunn Zoo, one of Vienna’s top attractions, said it is drawing on existing reserve funds for the present moment. 

However, on 1 April it sent 70 percent of its 230 staff on three months’ unpaid leave so that workers did not lose their jobs.