Zoos and aquariums were badly damaged by the epidemic, as many of them relied on donations and critical research from ticket sales and visitors to take care of both their animals – and residents were upset to return to visit them, (Safe to do this once in your local area), so a decent way to help them.
However, when you come back and need to behave properly, don’t say, go around the animal shamelessly to give some chips. This is a lesson in zoo etiquette that a woman who recently visited El Paso Zoo in Texas may have apparently forgotten during a lockdown. Interested in protecting the face of more intimate species, it is known that he pressed on the barrier before taking a seat in the water.
The breach did not go unnoticed by some residents of the enclosure, including two spider monkeys named Libby and Sunday, who were reportedly offered hot chits by the intruder. Although the stunt did not appear to have caused long-term damage to humans or monkeys, zoo keepers were quick to point out that the face-to-face incident could have ended differently. Mason Kleist told ABC7, “These are primates that we call BC.” They can do you some harm. “
Not only did the stunt put the guilty visitor at risk, it also posed a threat to the health of the spider monkeys. Eating unfamiliar foods is a decent way for any primate species to spread gastric trouble, so feeding human snacks to zoo animals is a very bad idea. Moreover, being so closely related means that we can easily deliver pathogens to primates like these spider monkeys with COVID-19. COVID-19 infections have already been reported in closely related species in gorillas. Kleist continued, “They can get what we have, so COVID is no different.”
“We’ve taken the necessary steps to prevent them from getting it, so that someone can just get in there and give them food from their hands, but it can be wasted.” El Paso Zoo director Joe Montisano told Newsweek that – considering the behavior of the animals – the monkeys were more annoyed by the presence of intruders than by the interest in food. His identity has been revealed at the zoo, who has decided to press charges.
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