A small group of zookeepers have temporarily moved into the zoo where they work, and will be self-isolating for 12 whole weeks!
Keep scrolling to find out the heartwarming reason behind this incredible decision…
In a last-ditch effort to slow down the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, countries and major cities all over the world have gone into full lockdown.
And now, over 700,000 people globally have been infected with the virus.
While medical researchers work tirelessly to find a vaccine, regular people have been urged to avoid any form of social interaction and contact as best they can.
Person-to-person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Through sneezing and coughing, primarily.
And millions are now quarantining themselves at home for months at a time.
And have no option but to sit in their homes and think of ways to stay entertained.
It turns out that all the Netflix in the world isn’t even enough to keep us entertained for 2 weeks.
Dogs, we finally feel your pain.
Another beer? Why not!
But, while these people are sending themselves around the bend with boredom…
Others are finding solace in their work.
A zoo in Cornwall, England, has the best quarantine option for its staff…
Inside its very doors with all of its animal inhabitants.
So they can ride out the COVID-19 lockdown with their beloved animals.
But the zoo has allowed 3 members of its team to move in for the next twelve weeks so they can continue caring for the animals.
Including exotic species such as penguins, parrots, flamingos, and red pandas.
Writing on their Facebook page, the zoo explained:
“As we reach the point when the Park temporarily closes, everything is in place to ensure the birds and animals will be fed and cared for and have enriching opportunities every day.”
“3 of our Keepers Izzy, Emily and Sarah-Jane have volunteered to move in at the Park for which we are very grateful.”
“They are leaving their families, some of whom are following 12 week self-isolation periods. They will be supported by other Keepers on a daily basis, observing all the relevant guidelines.”
As not to disrupt and unsettle the routines of the animals.
Because Paradise Park is a family-run establishment, there is a sharehouse on site which the keepers are using as their self-isolation base.
Paradise Park has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover food for the animals and any vet bills during these difficult times. You can read more or donate here.
These guys aren’t the only ones using their animals to keep themselves entertained during the lockdown. Keep scrolling to read about the guy who sent out his dog to pick up some essentials from the supermarket…