Foot and Mouth Outbreak at Zoo

Animals at Edinburgh Zoo have been hit with a strain of the Foot and Mouth Disease.  The zoo has temporarily closed some enclosures to the public while they make investigations and treat the affected animals.

It is reported that both the Antelope and Zebra enclosures have been closed and that the animals have been restricted to their indoor housing.  It is unknown as of yet how the disease was spread to them but in the interests of animal safety, the zoo has put into place extra security and cleaning stations for patrons to ensure that no further disease is spread.

A spokesperson for the Royal Zoological Society said

“Animal welfare is our top priority and we have the best vets possible looking after all the animals effected.   We ask all patrons that visit the zoo to conform with the increased cleaning and security checks for their diligence will help keep the animals they all love safe.”