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As big cats go hungry, Indonesia zoo considers ‘worst-case’ deer cull

BANDUNG, Indonesia – A zoo in Indonesia may slaughter some of its animals to feed others, such as a Sumatran tiger and a Javan leopard if it runs out of food in coming months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its to shut it doors. While its 850 animals are being fed smaller portions than usual, the zoo is contemplating a “worst-case scenario” of culling some animals to feed others as it expects to run out of food in July. The Bandung zoo in Indonesia’s fourth-biggest city, which usually earns about 1.2 billion rupiah ($81,744) a month from visitors, shut on March 23 as part of a wider country lockdown to try to contain the outbreak. “We have around thirty dotted deer and we have identified the old and unproductive ones ...
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