Gothenburg zoo closes amid skin disease fears

Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gothenburg, Sweden. Image by tomislav medak / CC BY 2.0

A children's petting zoo in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been closed until further notice after keepers discovered some of the animals had skin lesions. The keepers suspect that a number of lambs and goats at the zoo in Slottskogen have a contagious skin condition - similar to eczema - that can be passed on to humans. Staff said they are currently awaiting the results of the tests and recent visitors displaying any symptoms such as sores or blisters on their hands should seek medical advice. Read more:

Places from this story

Recent stories


16 unique things to do in Hanoi

9 min readPublished about 9 hours ago
JANUARY 21, 2018: People eating at a street café in the old quarter of Hanoi.

10 must-do things on your trip to Milwaukee

5 min readPublished about 23 hours ago
Downtown Milwaukee skyline with the Milwaukee Art Museum on the right.
Destination Practicalities

Do you need a visa to go to Turkey?

2 min readPublished about 23 hours ago
Kaputas Beach Turkey Mediterranean Sea

10 unmissable places to visit in Wales

5 min readPublished about 23 hours ago
Pobbles Bay beach at the Three Cliffs Bay.

Related content