Thai zoo animals get treated to music shows
Location: Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand
11-year-old Seenlada Supat plays popular Thai songs
to entertain the lemurs, meerkats and zebras
(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) 11-YEAR-OLD STUDENT VOLUNTEER, SEENLADA SUPAT, SAYING:"I'm playing music to soothe the animals to help them feel relaxed and accompany them so that they are not too lonely."
The zoo has seen a 70% fall in visitors due to lockdown
It hopes to make live music shows a weekly event
(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) KHAO KHEOW OPEN ZOO DIRECTOR, TAWIN RATTANAWONGSAWAT, SAYING:"After the volunteer students came over to play music, we noticed that the animals were reacting towards that, they became curious while others appear to be enjoying the music."