Welcome to our second opening of 2020.
There are some very important rules that must be understood.
If you are feeling ill or are having any COVID-19 symptoms, have been
out of the country in the last 2 weeks, or have been ordered to self isolate due to probable exposure to the virus, STAY HOME.
Keep a social distance of at least 2m.,or 6 feet from other families.
Respect people’s boundaries; its a scary time for all of us.
Changes to the zoo for this season.
- Bring your own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
- Nothing is to be dropped on the ground. Place all used waste in the
trash containers. Contamination of waste is a very real hazard!
- Popcorn is being sold in paper bags this year to avoid the potential
for cross contamination through reusable buckets. Everyone is welcome to bring their own bucket from home.
- The chick petting area has been removed for the season to avoid
- The corn dispensing machines have been removed for the season.
- The lemurs are not to be touched or fed for now. We know that the
virus has crossed to dogs and cats, we don’t want to take a chance with the lemurs.
- We have installed an extra entrance to avoid congestion. New pass holders and day passes to the left. Pass renewals and current pass holders to the right.
- Be kind and be patient. It is going to take us a while to get used to
the new protocols.
- Use this seasons pass link on the website to fill out your passes and
avoid necessary contact. You will require a printer.
- Try to use tap for payment if possible.
We are quite excited to be opening up, again. and seeing you all again. We haven’t been resting on our laurels these last 3 months, lots of work
was done. Changing things to make them safer was our priority. Some of them are great, like the 2nd entrance and an exit only area. The painting of the buildings and shelters has the place looking pretty darn good!
We had to make some tough decisions too, like removing the chicks for
the season and ending feeding the lemurs , for now.
Some Baby Updates!!!
We’re hoping to have not 1 , but 3 baby camels for the upcoming season – they should be arriving in about 2 weeks!
We have a bottle raised kangaroo, Ruby, that had been tossed from her
mother’s pouch, and mothered by a young human. She is just getting furry now and will be expected in the zoo in early July.
We also have a baby lemur coming back. One of our new mothers delivered
a baby and didn’t know what to do with her. Human intervention saved disaster and now a lovely little girl will grace our season!
We have the usual other babies. Lambs, goats and a cow were all born at
the end of March.
This years lambs are the prettiest ever!
I look forward to having you all back as we begin this very different
PS I would like to especially thank the folks who showed amazing
kindness, offering everything from money to fresh vegetables.
Your kindness is humbling. We have the best of the best!