Zoos and safari parks re-open their gates

Zoos in England are to re-open, including Chester Zoo, pictured.
Chester Zoo

The Government is allowing zoos and safari parks to re-open from Monday 15th June. The news is a great relief to a sector that has had severe continuing expenses and no revenue.

They will not be allowed to open indoor exhibits such as reptile houses. Catering outlets will be takeaway only, to comply with distancing guidelines.

Zoos and safari parks that have so far announced that they will open on the 15th June include Chester Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo, London Zoo, Howletts, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Longleat Safari Park, West Midland Safari Park, Dudley Zoo and Woburn Safari Park.

Chessington Zoo will re-open on 18th June (with the theme park opening on 4th July). The Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek will re-open from Friday 19th June. This will be for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only initially. Aquariums remain closed, and most attractions require online pre-booking.

You can read much more animal attraction news at our sister website Discover Animals.

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