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Being closed cuts off 90% of the funds needed by our dedicated keepers and vets to care for thousands of animals. "When this crisis is over, connecting with nature and being close to animals is going to be more important than ever, which is why it is vital that our parks open again and we can recover to continue our science, education and conservation work.". Edinburgh's Ian Rankin says Covid left his disabled son trapped inside care home. Also, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Sadly we have had to close our gates again and can no longer welcome you to Edinburgh Zoo. 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The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View. I t’s easy enough for Darren McGarry to socially distance from other people as his home is based in Edinburgh zoo. Edinburgh Zoo says it could have to send pandas back to China after coronavirus hit to funding Other conservation projects may have to be scrapped … Mr Field said: "Repaying our multi-million pound loans will have a significant impact on our parks and our globally important conservation activities. Coronavirus: How lockdown is affecting Scotland's zoo animals, Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Despite coronavirus fears, Edinburgh Zoo has decided to remain open and says it will continue to follow government advice. But there are still over 2,500 animals to care for and it costs over £2,000 each day to make sure they are well fed. He said: "What became apparent to me very quickly is that we are already perhaps, in zoological terms, an endangered animal. Packed Edinburgh seaside raises fears social-distancing during coronavirus pandemic is being ignored By Caitlyn Dewar & Jacob Farr Monday, 23rd March 2020, 5:44 am The new chief executive, who took up his post this week, said the UK government had helped smaller zoos protect animal welfare through the zoo emergency fund. The paper that helped the homeless. For all the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus in Edinburgh and the Lothians, you can follow our live blog here. A wildcat breeding programme in the Highlands is now in doubt and Mr Field is concerned about the impact of the pandemic will have on the charity's international work, which includes a chimps project in Uganda. If you can, please consider a donation to support our survival fund. Schools and nurseries are also set to close by the end of this week. 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UK may lose only giant pandas because of coronavirus. Joe Roberts Monday 4 … The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. But RZSS and other large charitable zoos are not eligible to apply for this support. If you have bought any of these products you are being advised not to eat them over fears they could cause fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Edinburgh Zoo have confirmed the zoo and wildlife park will remain open for the time being, with the cancellation of the Penguin Parade being the only change they will see. Both are currently in the process of putting in place safety measures to protect visitors and staff. We also have a new Edinburgh coronavirus news Facebook group. Zoos in England have been told the earliest they can reopen is in July. £50 could feed Lucu or Dharma for a week. Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park fear failure to reopen soon will result in a "bleak outlook". 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The zoo's two pandas cost £1 million a year to lease from China. Health Coronavirus MP appeals to both UK and Scottish governments to give financial help to Edinburgh Zoo MP Christine Jardine has called on … Mr Field said: "We are talking to the Scottish government and hope we can reopen within the next few weeks if Scotland moves into the next phase of lockdown and outdoor attractions can open again. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused multiple venues and attractions across the city to close their doors, including the National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. How the pandemic has changed the world economy, The paper that helped the homeless. Like most attractions across the UK, zoos have had to close during the coronavirus pandemic. ... Tayside and Fife record 16 new coronavirus … Giant pandas need to eat in a crisis too, so Edinburgh Zoo’s chiefs are hoarding a food mountain for Britain’s only pair of the animals.It is not just the famous pandas who need hunger warded off Read about our approach to external linking. Mr Field told BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme that having missed the Easter break, the impact of having no income over the summer would be devastating. Then join our fun and friendly Facebook groups: All About Edinburgh (general news), Edinburgh Traffic (travel news), Money Saving Edinburgh: the best deals and bargains in the Lothians, Tasty Edinburgh (food and drink), Edinburgh Loves Pets and Edinburgh Back In Time. Edinburgh Zoo’s popular penguin parade has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the zoo will remain open for now. It said basic monthly running costs ran into almost £700,000 per month to keep the facilities going. The zoo lost around £2 million last year after it was forced to close for three months due to the pandemic. Video, Vaccinated people may spread Covid, warns Van-Tam, A man who invited the world over for dinner, Star Wars supports host Arielle after racist abuse, PM talks to Biden in first call since inauguration, Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive. If you can, please donate today. The City of Edinburgh Council. Video. Edinburgh Zoo may have to return its giant pandas to China due to financial pressures created by the coronavirus pandemic. Even though the zoo is closed at the moment, we’re still looking after the 4,000 animals in our care. By Angie Brown BBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporter. .css-1snjdh1-IconContainer{display:none;height:0.875em;width:0.875em;vertical-align:-0.0625em;margin-right:0.25em;}Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the Covid-19 closures on Edinburgh Zoo. "Zoos with these Covid-secure restrictions will be just as safe as private gardens and far safer than a crowded beach or public park. In a statement today, the zoo announced that they are doing everything they can to remain open, however the safety of staff, visitors and animals is still their top priority: “We are taking all necessary precautions in line with government and public health advice in response to the coronavirus situation and encouraging our visitors to do the same. Their first at home dining box is themed around Bangkok with next month's theme set to be a 'boxed culinary tour of Shanghai'. “With the exception of the zoo’s penguin parade which can attract crowds, our keeper talks will continue and visitors will be able to enjoy large outdoor spaces at both parks. “We are incredibly grateful for your continued support which will be even more important over the coming months.”. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? 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