Thanks to a lack of sales, the Vancouver Aquarium could be permanently closing in the coming months.
The Vancouver Aquarium isn’t the only venue that the coronavirus epidemic is affecting and Neumünster Zoo has lost support in northern Germany due to a shortage of visitors in the wake of the raging pandemic.
The zoo announced that some of its animals would have had to start feeding others with their own lives.Theresa Turner
“If—and this is really the worst, worst case of all—if I no longer have any money to buy feed, or if it should happen that my feed supplier is no longer able to deliver due to new restrictions, then I would slaughter animals to feed other animals,”Said Kaspari to the German news agency DPA.
Kaspari said killing other animals might be an “unpleasant,” final resort.
“We’ve listed the animals we’ll have to slaughter first,”Kaspari told Die
Welt, a German newspaper.
The zoo said one of the creatures, a roughly 12-foot polar bear called Vitus, should be kept till the end.
Verena Kaspari, director of the Neumünster Zoo said the zoo lost about €175,000 this spring as a result of the outbreak.Venkat Sudheer Reddy
Gustavsson says the aquarium, is home to 70,000 species. These include otters, sea turtles, and jellyfish. They have lost over $3 million since its doors were closed last month.
“From a financial point of view for the Vancouver Aquarium, this is a disaster. Eighty-five percent of our revenue comes from aquarium operations,”Ocean Wise chairman and CEO Lasse Gustavsson
told “Mornings with Simi” show on CKNW radio.
These amounts don’t make sense. One member says the aquarium lost over $100,000 since closing and another said over $3 million.
This company seems to not have everything together and unprepared for situations like this coronavirus outbreak.
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