LON­DON ZOO GORILLAS READY TO SEE VIS­I­TORS AGAIN

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

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.

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