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Diet plan for animals at Copenhagen Zoo

Two lion monkeys at Copenhagen Zoo.
Two lion monkeys at Copenhagen Zoo. Image by Susanne Nilsson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Keepers at Copenhagen Zoo have revealed that many of its animals are overweight. The extra pounds are mostly down to the animals’ sedentary lifestyle in captivity, and zoo staff have been tasked with finding ways of increasing the residents’ activity levels, such as making them climb, dig or search to find their food within their enclosures, to mimic what they would have to do in the wild. Read more: thelocal.dk