Closed Zoo Finds Homes For All Its Animals After Euthanasia Fears

A zoo in the UK heartbreakingly had to make hundreds of its animals homeless after the zoo closed due to coronavirus.

But thankfully there has been an uplifting twist to the story following fears that many of the animals would be euthanised.

Living Coasts is one of the biggest visitor attractions in Torquay, Devon, and is home to many marine species, including otters, seals, penguins, rays and puffins.

However upsettingly, they recently revealed they will not be reopening as other zoos in the country begin reopening their doors.

Image Credit: Living Coasts

All of the staff at the zoo were facing redundancy, and according to reports, some of the animals would be ‘put to sleep’ if they could not find a suitable home.

Now, good news is on the horizon.

A recent statement from the zoo, reads:

Following the announcement on Monday that Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon will not be re-opening as a visitor attraction following its closure during the current global coronavirus pandemic, Wild Planet Trust is pleased to announce that it has already found homes for its animals.

Living Coasts is part of a world-wide network of zoos and aquariums, and this community has come together to re-home the animals in their specialist facilities.

The animals will not be moved immediately as moving animals to other zoos and aquariums is a complex process.

Image Credit: Living Coasts

Thank goodness for that at least…

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