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Kumasi Zoo to commence rationing meat for feeding carnivores

The improve in the regular schedule and pattern of existence of Ghanaians, brought about by the novel coronavirus pandemic, is getting an impact on carnivores and wild cats, at the Kumasi Zoological Gardens.

The administration of the spot is now mulling more than the rationing of meat for feeding carnivores and wild cats there, next the imposition of the restriction on movements by the govt.

Dr. Meyir Ziekah, the Supervisor, explained they had been feeding the lions, wild cats and birds with about 56 kilograms of meat every single working day but with the new buy, it was ever more starting to be challenging to meet the day-to-day meat requirement.

He mentioned the Kumasi abbatoir, their resource of source, had over the earlier couple of weeks, found a drastic drop in the number of animals brought to the facility to be slaughtered.

He told the Ghana Information Company (GNA) in Kumasi, that they had been thinking of slaughtering some animals them selves to feed the wild kinds.
He extra that, the Veterinary Provider Department (VSD), had also been assisting to get number of animals to feed them.

For the omnivores and herbivores, the Zoo has stocked up on food stuff – banana and plantain, more than enough to past for two to three months.

The Zoo is currently housing a whole of 137 various animals.
Dr. Ziekah said owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, only workers, liable for feeding the animals, were being doing work at the facility.

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