LONDON ZOO GORILLAS READY TO SEE VISITORS AGAIN
It was party time this past weekend for the gorillas at London Zoo — complete with treats like nuts, leeks and broccoli to eat and bunting in their tree houses — as they got ready to see visitors for the first time in nearly three months. The zoo, located in Regent’s Park, closed in March as the country went into coronavirus lockdown. It opens again on Monday, albeit with restrictions such as limits on visitor numbers, one-way routes and paw-print markers to ensure social distancing.
Staff laid on a little celebration for the gorillas to mark the reopening. “Of course the animals have been missing the visitors, the gorillas have really been looking out for people,” said Daniel Simmonds, team leader of primates at the zoo.