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Government offers financial lifeline to zoos and aquariums

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By Kathryn Clark

Licensed zoos and aquariums in England whose income has been severely affected by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have been offered a financial lifeline by the government.

A £14 million support fund, which was announced on 4 May by the animal welfare minister Lord Goldsmith, is designed to help those that need additional support to maintain the welfare of their animals.

Zoos will be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000

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