London Zoo will reopen on April 12, but indoor areas are off limits

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The London Zoo will reopen on April 12 – but indoor areas are off limits, masks are mandatory and visitors must book in advance and follow the one-way ticket

  • Only outdoor routes are open and the number of visitors to the site is reduced
  • About half of the site will be closed when the zoo reopens next month
  • Whipsnade Zoo, owned by the same company as London Zoo – the Zoological Society of London, will also reopen on April 12

London Zoo will reopen on April 12, but indoor areas are off limits, masks are required and visitors will need to book in advance and follow a one-way ticket.

The Zoological Gardens in Regent’s Park made the announcement on Twitter today.

It wrote: ‘We are pleased to confirm that we will reopen on Monday, April 12, so you can drop by safely for some fresh air, exercise and relaxation in the company of our outdoor animals.

“Book your tickets now.”

The London Zoo will reopen on April 12, but indoor areas are off limits, masks are required and visitors must book in advance and have a one-way ticket

The London Zoo will reopen on April 12, but indoor areas are off limits, masks are required and visitors must book in advance and have a one-way ticket

Due to current coronavirus rules, only outdoor routes are open to the public and the number of visitors per day is reduced to lower queues and people can spread.

About half of the site will be closed when the zoo reopens next month.

Whipsnade Zoo, which is owned by the same company as London Zoo – the Zoological Society of London, will also reopen on April 12.

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) cares for 20,000 animals at two sites, the main one in Regent’s Park and Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

ZSL relies heavily on ticket sales to fund its vital conservation work, but the charity has lost around £ 20m in revenue over the past year.

Kate Sanders, 37, team leader of the predator division, is concerned that London Zoo can survive.

Due to current coronavirus rules, only outdoor routes are open to the public and the number of visitors per day is reduced to lower queues and people can spread

Due to current coronavirus rules, only outdoor routes are open to the public and the number of visitors per day is reduced to lower queues and people can spread

Due to current coronavirus rules, only outdoor routes are open to the public and the number of visitors per day is reduced to lower queues and people can spread

She told it BBC earlier this month: ‘Last year was a really crazy year in which we were closed most of the time.

‘I think we’re only open for four months in a twelve-month period and that really worries us now. What will happen to the zoo? What will happen to all the beautiful animals we work with?

‘I’m really worried right now that we won’t be able to survive if we don’t bring in visitors again, get money to feed these animals and take care of the staff. We’re a charity that’s gotten money from great people who have donated, but realistically it’s just a drop in the ocean and we need visitors to come back. ‘

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