Zoo animals catch a break

  • Tigers are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur as crowds stay home amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Tigers are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur as crowds stay home amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Lions are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur as crowds stay home amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Lions are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur as crowds stay home amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • There was no respite for deer at the Mirpur zoo as crowds gathered around their cages. The animals are now able to breed properly due to the lack of human presence over the last few months, a zoo curator says. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    There was no respite for deer at the Mirpur zoo as crowds gathered around their cages. The animals are now able to breed properly due to the lack of human presence over the last few months, a zoo curator says. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • There was no respite for deer at the Mirpur zoo as crowds gathered around their cages. The animals are now able to breed properly due to the lack of human presence over the last few months, a zoo curator says. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    There was no respite for deer at the Mirpur zoo as crowds gathered around their cages. The animals are now able to breed properly due to the lack of human presence over the last few months, a zoo curator says. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed for a long time due to the coronavirus epidemic, but the employees are working tirelessly to tend to the animals. A zookeeper is seen serving food to hippopotamuses during Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed for a long time due to the coronavirus epidemic, but the employees are working tirelessly to tend to the animals. A zookeeper is seen serving food to hippopotamuses during Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed for a long time due to the coronavirus epidemic, but the employees are working tirelessly to tend to the animals. A zookeeper is seen serving food to hippopotamuses during Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed for a long time due to the coronavirus epidemic, but the employees are working tirelessly to tend to the animals. A zookeeper is seen serving food to hippopotamuses during Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The spaces around the cages of animals at the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka are not abuzz with people due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The spaces around the cages of animals at the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka are not abuzz with people due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Giraffes are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace, as the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed since Mar 26 due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Giraffes are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace, as the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed since Mar 26 due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Giraffes are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace, as the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed since Mar 26 due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Giraffes are spending their days eating, sleeping and roaming in peace, as the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur has remained closed since Mar 26 due to the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Animals are spending their days in a tranquil environment with the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka remaining closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Animals are spending their days in a tranquil environment with the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka remaining closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Animals are spending their days in a tranquil environment with the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka remaining closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Animals are spending their days in a tranquil environment with the Mirpur zoo in Dhaka remaining closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hyenas bathe amid sweltering heat at the Bangladesh National Zoon in Mirpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hyenas bathe amid sweltering heat at the Bangladesh National Zoon in Mirpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Elephants are spending their days peacefully due to the lack of human presence at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Elephants are spending their days peacefully due to the lack of human presence at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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