Zoos reopening, what to expect?

The Prime ministers next step to easing the Lockdown was announced yesterday and one of these was for Zoos to reopen from Monday June 15th.

Lockdown measures led to many animal attractions closing for the longest period in their history, covering the lucrative Easter break and two bank holidays.

Several launched campaigns – either to raise cash or to press the government to offer more help with their financial struggles during what would have been a busy time.

What to expect for visiting families?

Outdoor attractions will be allowed to open as long as social distancing is applied. Zoos have reported financial panic since lockdown and this is a move to help to save them.

Indoor facilities in the zoos will remain closed and they will be cashless to avoid contact as much as possible. The 2 metre rule will be applied inside all zoos too.

This is also good news for parents looking for somewhere to take the children.

Some of the Zoos opening on Monday are:

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Chester Zoo 

Whipsnade Zoo

London Zoo

Howletts Zo0 

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Hotel and Reserve

Lets give them the support they need. Battersea Park Zoo is facing one of their biggest challenges yet, they are reaching out for any support  through their crowdfunding page. Due to their closure they cannot now rely on their income to support their expensive daily running costs and animal feeds. If you would like to support the 47 species living at the zoo, please donate to this link and share it on your social media pages to help us spread the word.