The elephant gate in the Berlin Zoo (archive image)

    The elephant gate in the Berlin Zoo (archive image)

    By Stephen Ferrari

    The Berlin Zoo was cleared on Friday afternoon. The reason is a bird that was found to have bird flu, so the site will remain “closed to guests as a precaution,” it said on a notice.

    It is unclear when the zoo can reopen. The aquarium will remain open for the time being.

    The Berlin Zoo will remain closed for the time being due to bird flu

    The Berlin Zoo will remain closed for the time being due to bird flu Photo: André Pflegel

    “I can now confirm a case,” said a spokeswoman for the Senate Department for Consumer Protection. The zoo had been cleared early Friday afternoon, as a dpa reporter observed on site. It is unclear when the zoo can reopen.

    As the “Tagesspiegel” reports, citing authorities, a week-long closure is expected internally.

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