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Lack of funds to feed animals in Sri Lankan zoos. Sri Lankan Zoos Run Out of Money to Feed Animals



Digital Desk, Colombo. Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the island country’s Zoology Department has informed the Wildlife Ministry that it has run out of funds to provide food to the animals.

Department officials said that there has been a severe shortage of funds due to the declining number of foreign tourists and local visitors, Xinhua news agency reported. He said that the funds allocated by the government in the annual budget are also getting exhausted.

The Ministry of Wildlife has asked the officials to take appropriate steps to provide financial allocation in this regard. Dehiwala Zoological Garden, one of the oldest zoos in Asia, houses animals from all over the world. The island nation of 22 million people is currently going through its worst economic crisis.

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