London Zoo: Business as usual behind closed doors

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ZSL LONDON ZOO KEEPER, DAVID WAITE, SPEAKING TO CAMERA AS PART OF THE PRIMATE TEAM AT THE ZOO AS HE SHOWS THE EMPTY SITE AND THE OTHER KEEPERS HE IS WALKING WITH, SAYING (PART OFF-CAMERA):

"Hello, my name is David, I'm from the primate team here at ZSL London Zoo, and as you can see, the zoo is completely closed, completely empty because of what's been going on. But that doesn't mean we stop here at the zoo.''

It's business as usual at London Zoo

although the doors are closed to the public

Zoo keepers gave us a glimpse

of their work with animals

from training Hanuman langurs

(AUDIO OF BELL BEING RUN) HANUMAN LANGURS RUNNING TOWARDS THE FENCE AND EATING THE NUT TREATS

to feeding monkeys

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ZSL LONDON ZOO KEEPER, NICK, ONE OF THE PRIMATE TEAM OF KEEPERS WHO IS FILMING OTHER THE KEEPERS THROWING FOOD AROUND THE SQUIRREL MONKEY ENCLOSURE FOR THE MONKEYS AND THE MONKEYS CLIMBING AND RUNNING AROUND, SAYING (OFF-CAMERA):"We now need to really up the game when it comes to enrichment just to make sure they are stimulated and occupied and being busy all day."

entertaining the serval

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ZSL LONDON ZOO KEEPER, JESSICA COURTNEY-JONES, FILMING A KEEPER BRINGING A SERVAL (A WILD CAT) TOWARDS CAMERA AND FEEDING HER, SAYING (OFF-CAMERA):"She is, of course, a beautiful serval. Now servals are found living in Africa and they are ferocious predators out in the wild and they actually have one of the cleanest kills out of the animal kingdom.''

and walking kunekune pigs

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ZSL LONDON ZOO KEEPER, JESSICA COURTNEY-JONES, FILMING KEEPERS TAKING TWO KUNEKUNE PIGS FOR A WALK AROUND THE ZOO, SAYING (OFF-CAMERA): "Bye ladies."