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Cameron Park Zoo prepares for first phase of reopening

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Posted at 11:16 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 12:16:25-04

Cameron Park Zoo is gearing up to reopen.

Cameron Park Zoo will re-open to the public on Friday, May 29th.

The Zoo has been closed to the public since March 14th.

The Zoo says due to the Governor’s restrictions for zoos and following state and local government guidelines, all indoor spaces, other than restrooms, will be temporarily closed during the first phase of re-opening.

They say when these areas re-open, it could be with modified viewing and limited admission.

Visitors are not required to wear masks but the Zoo does ask for people to consider wearing one.

"We ask that everyone follow social distancing protocols and other posted guidelines throughout the Zoo, as well as respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene," their website states.

The following indoor spaces will be closed when the Zoo reopens:

  • Marine Aquarium
  • Freshwater Aquarium
  • Herpetarium
  • Brazos at Night
  • Plaza Cafe
  • Treetops Cafe
  • Zootique Gift Shop

The Zoo says some animals are susceptible to human-to-animal transmission of COVID-19.

Due to this, certain areas will be closed to the public or modified.

Those areas include:

  • Asian Forest
  • Jaguar Habitat
  • Bobcat Habitat
  • Squirrel Monkey Habitat
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Tortoise Encounters
  • Shore Bird Feeding
  • Behind the Scenes Tours

Grammy Nell’s Playground and the Otter slide will also be closed.

For more information on Cameron Park Zoo's reopening plan, visit here.