Who doesn’t like going to the zoo? Going to Dublin zoo is a right of every Irish childhood. But if you are going to see the animals today you are in for a shock because nearly 150 of them aren’t there!
As a result of the discovery of bird flu in a wild duck in Wexford all the birds and fowl at Dublin zoo have been moved inside.
Nearly 150 ostriches, penguins, flamingos and other birds have been moved into a back house at the zoo.
The Zoo are following on the advice of the Department of Agriculture whom have advised to keep all birds indoors to prevent them coming into contact with wild birds which may be carrying the highly contagious H5N8 strain.
Bird flu has already wiped out thousands of domestic fowl in mainland Europe.
The birds will remain in the zoo's back house until further notice from the Department on the status of the disease outbreak.