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Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals

Some 10,000 people exercise daily inside the zoo campus, accompanied by hip-hop music

Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
Women attend a keep fit session in the grounds of Shanghai Zoo on December 13, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
Women practice tai chi in the grounds of Shanghai Zoo (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
Women exercise with a spinning top called a 'diabolo' (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
Shanghai Zoo plans to introduce restrictions on the 10,000 people who every morning take part in keep fit exercises (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
The visitors sometimes exercise to loud music, which officials claim are upsetting the animals (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
A black panther walks in its cage as people exercise in the grounds of Shanghai Zoo (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
According to a report, the started offering its space for exercises in the 1980s, initially only to cancer patients (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
On Monday, Shanghai Zoo said people taking exercise must keep 10 metres away from enclosures, according to the Shanghai Daily (AFP/Getty Images)
Shanghai Zoo to curb workouts that spook animals
A European Black Vulture watches as people exercise in the grounds of Shanghai Zoo. The zoo's animals have been startled by loud disco and hip-hop music used in some dance exercises, officials told Shanghai Daily (AFP/Getty Images)