Chimps go wild for Zoom at Czech zoo

To make up for the lack of interaction with visitors in the country's coronavirus lockdown, the chimpanzees at Safari Park Dvur Kralove and the troop at a zoo in Brno can now watch one another's daily lives on giant screens.

There are no mute button disasters as the sound is off, but there has already been plenty of interest in what the distant cousins are up to since the project got under way last week.

The video conferences, also aired on the safari park's website, will run daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. until the end of March when keepers will evaluate whether they should continue.