Berlin Zoo closed its doors to visitors on Friday after one of its waterfowl tested positive for avian flu, the facility said.
A routine check-up on a hemmerkop – a medium-sized bird – which died last week, revealed that it had tested positive for the disease.
The zoo will remain closed for now as a “precautionary” measure, the zoo said. In the meantime, keepers are working to quarantine and isolate the rest of the bird population.
“The main goal is to prevent the spread of avian flu,” Berlin’s climate ministry said.
Zoos in other German cities, including Greifswald, Karlsruhe, Rostock and Heidelberg, have recently been hit by cases of avian flu.