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In Pictures: Back on safari as Scotland eases lockdown

Blair Drummond Safari Park and Edinburgh Zoo reopened on Monday.

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Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling and Edinburgh Zoo reopened to visitors on Monday, as part of Scotland’s phased plan to ease out of the lockdown crisis.

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Staff remove the temporary closed signs at the entrance as Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling prepared to reopen (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Staff remove the temporary closed signs at the entrance as Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling prepared to reopen (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Staff remove the temporary closed signs at the entrance as Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling prepared to reopen (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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It was a wet start to the morning – but there was a warm welcome in store (Andrew Milligan/PA)

It was a wet start to the morning – but there was a warm welcome in store (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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It was a wet start to the morning – but there was a warm welcome in store (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure to see what’s going on (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure to see what’s going on (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Two giraffes poke their heads out from their enclosure to see what’s going on (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Staff direct traffic as visitors queue to enter the park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Staff direct traffic as visitors queue to enter the park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Staff direct traffic as visitors queue to enter the park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A giraffe is curious about the new arrivals (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A giraffe is curious about the new arrivals (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A giraffe is curious about the new arrivals (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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The lion reserve at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The lion reserve at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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The lion reserve at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Lion cubs in their reserve (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Lion cubs in their reserve (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Lion cubs in their reserve (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Meanwhile, visitors at Edinburgh Zoo were reminded of coronavirus precautions (Jane Barlow/PA)

Meanwhile, visitors at Edinburgh Zoo were reminded of coronavirus precautions (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Meanwhile, visitors at Edinburgh Zoo were reminded of coronavirus precautions (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Two-year-old Murray Hunter and his toy lemur wait excitedly at the front of the queue (Jane Barlow/PA)

Two-year-old Murray Hunter and his toy lemur wait excitedly at the front of the queue (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Two-year-old Murray Hunter and his toy lemur wait excitedly at the front of the queue (Jane Barlow/PA)

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But Dharma the Sumatran tiger can’t see what all the fuss is about (Jane Barlow/PA)

But Dharma the Sumatran tiger can’t see what all the fuss is about (Jane Barlow/PA)

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But Dharma the Sumatran tiger can’t see what all the fuss is about (Jane Barlow/PA)

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One of the zoo’s attractions is watching the keepers feed the penguins (Jane Barlow/PA)

One of the zoo’s attractions is watching the keepers feed the penguins (Jane Barlow/PA)

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One of the zoo’s attractions is watching the keepers feed the penguins (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Here’s looking at you, kid! (Jane Barlow/PA)

Here’s looking at you, kid! (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Here’s looking at you, kid! (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Edinburgh Zoo’s penguins are always popular with the public (Jane Barlow/PA)

Edinburgh Zoo’s penguins are always popular with the public (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Edinburgh Zoo’s penguins are always popular with the public (Jane Barlow/PA)

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