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The Guardian
4 mins | May 13, 2020

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

"Here is an urgent request: could you show your face to our garden eels from your home?" Sensitive creatures are starting to hide when keepers walk past, as a result of the lack of visitors. Because of this, an aquarium in Tokyo has devised a "face-showing festival" to make sure its garden eels don't forget what a friendly human looks like. Writing in the Guardian, Justin McCurry reports.

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