"This zoo was safe; they locked the cages."
Translation:Ce zoo était sûr, ils fermaient les cages à clé.
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I sent a screen shot of this to my native French tutor in Grenoble, and she would have used the passé composé for the example as given. Since there is no context, i.e., that the locking of the cages was a usual activity, she thinks either translation would be acceptable. Reported 10/7/21.