Are Zoo Staying Open

Daniel Brown
• Friday, 13 November, 2020
• 7 min read

The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park will remain open following a state order for indoor business to close. Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Health Commissioner Donna Škoda issued the advisory on Thursday in response to the rising COVID-19 cases.

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The Akron Zoo said after reviewing the advisory, it will remain open and continue with events like Wild Lights. As a COVID-compliant outdoor experience and park, we serve to be a safe location for you and your family to visit.

Directions from the NORTH (southbound):From Interstate 5 (Los Angeles and Orange County), take the Pershing Drive exit and follow the signs. Directions from the SOUTH (northbound):From Interstate 5 (Mexico), take the State Route 163 north exits, then the Zoo /Museums (Richmond Street) exit and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

Directions from the EAST (westbound): From Interstate 8 (Imperial County and Arizona), take State Route 163 south to the Park Blvd./I-5 South exit. From State Route 94, proceed into downtown San Diego to 11th Avenue.

Turn right on A Street and then make a quick left onto Park Blvd. ParkingParking is free in the lot in front of the Zoo.

A zoo is an established purposely built to house and feed animals, which may be viewed by the public. Before zoos were constructed, a menagerie was used for keeping common and exotic animals which are held in captivity.

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There are open -range, public Aquarian, roadside and petting zoos where various activities can be done with the animals. Adding to that, zoos are one of the best ways to bring children and even older people to appreciate the beauty of nature.

And in zoos, the kinds of animals housed are those of the exotic, eccentric and wild ones that are uncommon to man’s sight. Zoos have indeed been effective in making people appreciate the importance of taking of nature and the rest of God’s creation.

With fewer than 100 individuals left outside managed care and only 300 in zoological protection around the world, the Amur leopard is believed to be the most critically endangered big cat on the planet. All right, maybe it’s a bit fanciful to think the animals talk to each other after all the visitors have gone home or that the keepers open their cages, so they can run around free, but at the very least there will be sights and sounds not encountered during the day.

You’ll stay at the education center across the road in a small wood cabin with comfortable beds, electricity, and a screened-in porch. Children over 6 (with a parent) can camp in tents pitched in a rooftop garden overlooking this compact zoo.

After a BBQ dinner, you’ll go on a safari guided by a keeper, which offers a rare chance to see creatures that are more active at night, from big cats to smaller serials. In the morning you’ll be able to feed the markets their breakfast and have access to the zoo for the rest of the day.

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Adelaide is notable for the range and variety of its primates, including orangutans, Tamarin monkeys, and lemurs. With wood-paneled floors and ceilings, marble bathrooms, and leather couches, a stay at the luxurious Jamal Wildlife Lodge on the grounds of Australia’s National Zoo and Aquarium is not exactly roughing it.

Five bungalows have glass walls that provide a view of the neighbors, who may be lions, tigers, cheetahs, brown bears, or Malaysian sun bears, while the seven lodge rooms include one that looks out onto a 4-meter-deep ocean aquarium, another onto a lemur enclosure, and one, not for the nervous, with a terrace over the shark tank. The world’s northernmost wildlife park is devoted to animals native to Norway, including bears, lynx, musk ox, Arctic foxes, reindeer, and elk.

Its huge enclosures (only 12 on 114 acres) require patience for sightings, although the inhabitants will usually approach around feeding time (in winter, animals may be less visible and the bears are hibernating). Stay over in the comfortable, Scandi-style six-bedroom Wolf Lodge located within their enclosure (and accessed via a tunnel from the fence) and you’ll be able to see the pack from picture windows on three sides.

Originally the Jersey Zoo, this park-like zoo with an emphasis on rare and endangered species was founded by Jersey’s famous son Gerald Darrell, the noted naturalist and author best known for his memoir My Family and Other Animals. Standout exhibits include one devoted to animals of the Andean cloud forest such as Andean bears, ring-tailed coats, and various exotic birds; the Madagascar-inspired dry forest with its lemurs and mongoose (and giant rat); and a reptile and amphibian center.

Overnight clamping accommodation is provided in geodesic dome-like “pods” with beds, wood-burning stoves, showers, and kitchenettes, plus unrestricted access to the wildlife park during opening hours. London Zoo has gone to great lengths to make sure its small pride of four endangered Asiatic lions feel at home by recreating the environment of India’s Air Forest, a national park where the breed’s only remaining wild population lives.

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Since humans and lions coexist there in proximity, the enclosure has been conceptualized as an Indian village, complete with a “grocery store” taken over by Hangman Languor monkeys and a “post office” inhabited by a dwarf mongoose, while “temple ruins” offer an overview of the lions’ wooded home. Accommodation is in cozy wood cottages abutting the enclosure, all with beds, sofas, and full bathrooms.

The heart of the experience is an interactive walking tour of the zoo’s African Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion, followed by dinner at the Safari Lodge restaurant overlooking the white rhino enclosure, s’mores around the campfire for younger (and young-at-heart) guests, and accommodation in 13 authentic canvas tents (cots provided, but sleeping bags are BYO). The package includes a keeper-led evening tour with behind-the-scenes access, an animal feeding experience, a four-course meal cooked by a personal chef served on your private terrace overlooking the animal enclosures, and breakfast in a glass room in the gorilla enclosure.

Visitors spend the night in a former keeper’s house that has been transformed into a luxury two-bedroom apartment similar to a boutique hotel suite (sleeps four adults and two children), although one within earshot of roaring lions and chattering gibbons. The late John Spinal’s private zoos were among the first to pioneer keeping visitors enclosed (in vehicles) while the animals roam free.

At this 600-acre park near Dover, visitors travel in open -sided vehicles and on foot to see more than 88 species, including lions, gorillas and other primates, giraffes, and rhinos. After a “dusk safari” and four-course dinner cooked on an open fire, stay over in a luxury heated tent with four-poster bed and private bathroom in a pine grove near the reserve’s Amur tigers and wolves.

This long-running family-oriented “roars and snores” package for children 5 to 12 (chaperoned by an adult) offers the chance to spend the night at America’s first zoo. The coronavirus pandemic has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area.

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Make sure to check out our list of reopened businesses and read below for more details on restaurants, attractions and museums, including helpful safety information. The DC government currently requires visitors to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of traveling (and to show results if asked by a business, hotel or restaurant); to avoid visiting if you are a close contact of a confirmed positive case; and to get tested within 3-5 days of arrival if you are visiting for more than three days.

The city already requires individuals to socially distance and wear face coverings. Read more up-to-date information about traveling to the city to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

While many in-person gatherings have been impacted, local businesses, museums and festivals are hosting virtual events, which we're tracking on weekdays and weekends. Employees and patrons should socially distance and wear face coverings at all times.

Food service cafés and retail are allowed to open in line with industry standards. Lumberton House's grounds are open every day from dawn to dusk for free.

Guests must reserve timed tickets in advance and follow the museum’s updated safety procedures. George Washington's Mount Vernon is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., non-members should buy tickets online, guests and staff are required to wear face coverings and must social distance.

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WAREHOUSE is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Make sure to read its safety protocols before planning a trip. You can also learn more about DC's parks and gardens and read details of currently reopened sites below.

The outdoor campus at THE REACH is accessible, including pop-up wine garden and café Victory Park, which will take a short break from Dec. 25 through Jan. 9, 2021. Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with limited number of visitors, required social distancing and face coverings suggested.

Nonessential retail businesses are limited to 25 percent capacity as specified on their Certificate of Occupancy or 250 people including staff, whichever is fewer. Phase Two allows for personal services to open including hair and nail salons, massage and spas by appointment only and with strong safeguards and physical distancing in place.

Barbershops and hair salons opened in Phase One with select services, Phase Two allows the reopening of tanning, tattoo, waxing, threading, electrolysis, cryotherapy, facial and other skin services and nail salons, requiring one client per employee, face coverings at all times and social distancing. Read more about the city's requirements for retailers and check out ways that you can support some of these local businesses in the District.

Current Metro advisory: Service adjustments for Metro rail and Metro bus will be made to accommodate the expanded security perimeter that will be in effect for Inauguration beginning Friday, Jan. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 21. Beginning on Jan. 15 and continuing for six days, trains will operate on a Saturday schedule (every 12 minutes on the Red Line/15 minutes on all other lines), bypassing all closed stations while residents are urged by local officials to stay out of the downtown area.

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In addition, 26 bus routes will be detoured around the expanded security perimeter beginning on Jan. 15 through 21. WHAT's enhanced cleaning measures include daily disinfecting of trains, buses and stations with mopping, wiping down high-touch surfaces or using electrostatic loggers.

To support the effort, thousands of frontline Metro employees transitioned to new work schedules as the region continued its gradual recovery and attracted more customers.

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