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Zoo Knoxville is "Bringing the Zoo to YOU!" during coronavirus closure

You can visit with the animals and keepers at Zoo Knoxville even while they're closed due the coronavirus pandemic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — While we can't visit our animal friends at Zoo Knoxville during its closure because of the coronavirus pandemic, we can still see how everyone's doing!

"We would like to use this time to take people behind the scenes with our staff to keep you connected with your favorite animals. Our team will be here providing the excellent care that they do every day," the zoo posted on Facebook.

The zoo is also asking for financial help right now. Being closed means they are missing out on thousands of dollars of revenue a day that they use to help feed the animals. If you can help, please click here.

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Its "Bringing the Zoo to YOU!" programs started on Tuesday with a little St. Patrick's Day party for the gorillas:

On Wednesday, zookeeper Charlotte showed us how the staff cares for some baby birds! They have 19 cockatiel and budgie fledglings in the flock with four brand new chicks and six eggs waiting to hatch!

African elephants Tonka and Edie have a playdate. Zookeeper Rachel will join us to talk about the elephants socializing while we are not!

Zookeeper Madison is in Kids Cove to talk about Silver laced Polish chicken “Phyllis” while she takes a dust bath!

DId you know--- Zoo Knoxville has one of the most successful red panda programs in the world? Here's how curator Sarah takes care of them!

You think your kids are messy? Try feeding a bunch of chimpanzees?!

We're getting some giraffe and tiger love in this video!!! Check it out!

Here's a visit with Al the Aldabra giant tortoise,

The river otters are so cute!! See how the keepers work with them to make it easier to do medical injections or other things necessary for their health.

Did you know Zoo Knoxville has a porcupine as an animal ambassador?