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Animals Notice Something Missing at the Zoo—People

Covid closures leave some animals lonely, while others relish the peace; Row the cockatoo sings alone

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Animals Notice Something Missing at the Zoo—People

Humans aren’t the only ones whose routines have been upended by the pandemic.

While lockdowns have forced zoo and aquarium visitors to stay home, the animals appear to have noticed that they have the place to themselves. Some of them seem to miss people, staff say, while others don’t exactly seem to mind that no one is tapping on the glass.

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