Japanese aquarium urges public to video-chat eels who are forgetting humans exist

Sensitive creatures are starting to hide when keepers walk past, as a result of the lack of visitors

When the garden eels at a Tokyo aquarium remove their heads from the sand, they are usually confronted by pairs of human eyes staring back at them through the glass.

But like other animals around the world, the eels at Sumida Aquarium are finding their environment transformed by the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Related: Animal tragic: New Zealand zoos strive to entertain lonely inhabitants amid lockdown

Continue reading...