German zoo prepares to feed animals to each other

Neumunster zoo, deprived of its income from visitors by Covid-19, is running out of the funds it needs

Neumunster Zoo in Germany
A worker at Tierparks Neumunster feeds an animal
(Image credit: ullstein bild via Getty Images)

A zoo in Germany has made plans to feed some of its animals to others to keep them alive, as the coronavirus pandemic reduces its income, threatening its ability to buy food.

Neumunster zoo, which is located north of Hamburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, has revealed it may sacrifice its non-endangered animals to feed its polar bear Vitus - Germany’s biggest at nearly 12ft tall - as well as its lynx and eagles.

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