For those of you missing the white
alligator or tumbling down Monkey Hill, the Audubon Nature Institute
announced the reopening of the Audubon Zoo earlier this week! Though
the animals all would love to see you, they also want everyone to
stay safe and follow the new guidelines for zoo visits.
Both members and non-members must reserve a specific date and entry time online. Guests are asked to review the new guidelines so that everyone can have a fun and safe experience. New protocols include mandatory masks and daily temperature checks for all staff, signs placed around the facility encouraging social distancing, free hand sanitizer stations, and continuous cleaning of high-touched surfaces.
In addition to their safety
precautions, all indoor animal exhibits like the Reptile Encounter
and "Criaturas de la Noche Nocturnal House" will be closed. Also,
Cypress Knee Cafe and the indoor dining area of Zoofari Cafe will be
closed, but the Zoo will be offering a limited menu available for
purchase outside the Zoofari Cafe, along with outdoor seating.
Though not required, Audubon strongly
encourages visitors to wear masks while on the zoo's property. Masks
are also available for purchase inside the zoo. For more information
or to reserve your visiting time, please visit
**Note: Due to Tropical Storm
Cristobal, Audubon Zoo, Golf and Tennis will be closed on Sunday,
June 7th, 2020.