What to expect when you head back to the Buffalo Zoo

Posted at 7:21 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 07:21:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Zoo has been preparing to re-open for weeks. Technically, they cannot open until June 30th under Phase 4. Assemblyman Sean Ryan is working with the state to move up their open date.

Norah Fletchall, President and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo says the Zoo is following seven steps to make sure visitors are safe when they come back for a visit.

  1. All employees and guests will have their temperature checked before they are allowed in.
  2. Everyone is required to wear a mask, ages three and above.
  3. People will need to keep their distance, six-feet apart when they are walking around.
  4. There will be a dedicated team of employees to clean and disinfect the facility.
  5. They will only open at 25-percent capacity.
  6. People will have to reserve their time slot to visit online.
  7. Playgrounds and other high touch areas will be closed

There are handwashing stations for people to use all over the park. The indoor exhibits will be open with a limited number of people.
Fletchall says the employees and animals are ready to have some visitors back walking around.