The National Zoo & Aquarium – National Zoo & Aquarium

The National Zoo & Aquarium will re-open from Saturday 30th May 2020. Jamala Wildlife Lodge is also currently open for bookings. The National Zoo & Aquarium is delighted to be re-opening from this Saturday, 30 May 2020. In accordance with the announcement made yesterday by the ACT Government regarding the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the zoo will open to members and casual visitors alike from this Saturday. Whilst there will be strict social distancing measures and capacity restrictions on indoor areas inline with ACT Government regulations, the zoo and aquarium will be otherwise wise be open as normal. Visitors will need to ensure they are in groups of no more than 20 people (including children) with physical distancing of 1.5 metres whilst visiting the zoo. We take the health and well being of our animals, staff and visitors very seriously and as such will be opening in a responsible way in line with ACT Government regulations and restrictions. We will be strongly encouraging all visitors to adhere to the social distancing requirements at all times and will be putting on extra staff over the weekend to monitor that closely. The zoo will operate with the standard opening hours of 9:30am – 5:00pm and will be open 7 days a week from Saturday. Dedicated entries will again be available to members. Business Manager, Russell Jackson said both the zoo staff and animals cannot wait to welcome people back; “ We are extremely excited to be able to welcome back our members and visitors from Saturday. We know our animals will be delighted to see all the smiling faces also.” “ We have had a few exciting arrivals since we closed who we can’t wait to introduce to everyone, as well as a few little ones that have grown over the last couple of months such as our giraffe calf Nzuri. Not to mention some of our visitor favourites who are keen to see everyone such as Hummer the giraffe, Solo and Zama our cheetah and dog duo and of course the big cats, meerkats and rhinos” “We look forward to seeing everyone over the coming weeks but implore everyone to closely follow all social distancing regulations at all times and show patience and understanding with some of the restrictions understandably in place at present”. Jamala Wildlife Lodge is also currently open for Canberra residents and will welcome regional NSW guests from June 1st. Please contact Russell Jackson (0423 161 616 or russell@nationalzoo.com.au) for further information or interview requests.

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