Mirpur zoo reopens

  • The National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur reopens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021 after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Many visit the zoo with children as it is also the weekend. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur reopens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021 after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Many visit the zoo with children as it is also the weekend. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors buy tickets to enter the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors buy tickets to enter the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors clean hands with sanitiser as the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur reopens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021 after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors clean hands with sanitiser as the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur reopens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021 after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors wait in long queues to enter the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors wait in long queues to enter the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors get their body temperature measured while entering the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors get their body temperature measured while entering the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd the gates of the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd the gates of the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd outside the enclosure for deer at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd outside the enclosure for deer at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd to see birds at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd to see birds at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd outside the monkey’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd outside the monkey’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Flamingos at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Flamingos at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Two flamingos form the shape of a heart with their beaks and neck at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Two flamingos form the shape of a heart with their beaks and neck at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd outside the lion’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd outside the lion’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd outside the tiger’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd outside the tiger’s cage at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd to see elephants play football at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd to see elephants play football at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Elephants play football at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Elephants play football at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Elephants perform football tricks at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Elephants perform football tricks at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A girl feeds a horse leaves at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A girl feeds a horse leaves at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Visitors crowd to see zebras at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Visitors crowd to see zebras at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People overcrowd the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People overcrowd the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, the first day of reopening after a long shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove