Memphis Zoo to reopen Saturday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Zoo will reopen Saturday after closing in December due to tighter health directive restrictions in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Health Department released Health Directive No. 17 Wednesday, lessening those restrictions.

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The Zoo will reopen Saturday, January 23 with additional protocols in place.

Admissions will be capped at 50% capacity or 5,000 visitors at any given time.

All guests and zoo team members must wear facial covering consistent with in-public guidance. Children two and under are not required to wear masks.

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Retail shop capacity will be limited to 50%. Facial coverings must be worn inside gift shops.

Cat House Café capacity will be limited to 50% and facial coverings must be worn until food/drink are served.

This was the second time the zoo was closed due to the pandemic. Back in March, they were forced to shut down for several months.

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