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Exchange: Phoenix Zoo animals lonely due to lack of visitors


April 12, 2020

Phoenix (AP) — There's a lot less foot traffic at the Phoenix Zoo since it closed to the public last month due the new coronavirus outbreak, and its animals are feeling the impact.

Zoo employees told the Arizona Republic that some of the animals have had definite changes in behavior that they attribute to the sharp decrease in human interaction that they're accustomed to.

Employee Becky Manning said the zoo is typically only closed one day per year and that the goats have made it clear that they miss the crowds.

Typically, the goats receive pets and attention from hundreds of people per d...

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