The Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough will probably be reopening subsequent month with guided excursions to see its beloved animals.
The coronavirus pandemic pressured a whole closure of the zoo in March 2020. Nonetheless, in July its playground facilities reopened adopted by restricted guided excursions to metropolis residents solely in August till Labour Day. Ontario’s provincial lockdown once more pressured the complete closure of the municipally run zoo which has free admission.
Starting on July 2, the zoo will provide free guided excursions all through July and August. Every tour will accommodate a household group of as much as 10 individuals.
Tour bookings/reservations will open on Wednesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Go to the Riverview Park and Zoo web site for info on the excursions and reservations.
“We’re so excited to welcome company again for one-way guided treks of the zoo this summer time,” stated Cathy Mitchell, program supervisor. in a press release. “We’re ramping up, hiring workers, coaching volunteers, placing up limitations to the reveals and including extra sanitizer stations.
“As we’ve got eight species of animals who’re vulnerable to COVID-19, we’re asking all guests to do their half to guard these animals and stay at a two-metre distance from the animal reveals always whereas on excursions,” she added.
The zoo notes aside from the guided excursions, the zoo space nonetheless stays closed — which incorporates the splash pad, present store, snack bar, practice experience and picnic shelters.
The playground, disc golf course, park areas and park trails stay open to be used. The zoo’s accessible swing is out there for reserving by way of e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cellphone 705-748-9301 x 2304.
“Whereas we’re keen to completely open and welcome our guests again, guaranteeing the security of company, of our workers, and the well-being of the animals in our care stays our first precedence,” Mitchell stated. “We are going to open the zoo space as quickly as we’re ready to take action in a protected and accountable method.”
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