The current COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. With the Movement Control Order (MCO) enforced in Malaysia since 18th March, many businesses have been forced to fold. Not surprisingly, tourism is one of the worst hit industries due to restriction of movement, closing of international borders and practice of social distancing.
As people struggle with putting food on the table and adapting to a new lifestyle, the animals in Zoo Negara Malaysia have been forgotten, so much so that the zoo management had to put out a plea to animal lovers for support via adoption of animals.
Since the call made one week ago, the zoo had received some RM70,000 in financial assistance via adoption and donation. However, that’s hardly enough as the property and its primates require RM1 million per month to maintain! With zero visitor, this amount is definitely not an easy feat to realise during this challenging time.
Therefore, if you are reading this post and wish to lend a helping hand, do log on to Zoo Negara Malaysia official website for further information or just adopt your favourite animal from this official Zoo Negara Malaysia online store at Lazada.