Malaysia's largest zoo under financial strain due to COVID-19 restrictions
Updated 17:23, 14-Dec-2020

Malaysia's first and largest zoo, Zoo Negara, has been soliciting public donations to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of an initiative named "Adopt an Animal", the zoo's management has called for Malaysians to virtually adopt an animal and make a monthly donation in order to make up for lost income due to visiting restrictions imposed by the government to control the spread of the virus. And reports in November showed an encouraging response on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

The zoo, which is home to over 5,000 animals, has been struggling after Malaysia twice imposed a Conditional Movement Control Order and extended it repeatedly over the year.

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