ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Good news for families looking to enjoy a day at the zoo. In an email to BioPark Society members, the zoo announced it would be reopening first to members and then to the general public.

The park says it will ask guests to wear masks and social distance throughout the zoo and will only allow access to outdoor exhibits. Guests will be able to enjoy the Zoo Trek, a 1.3-mile, one-way path that will take them through outdoor areas including the new Birds of the Islands exhibit, the newly renovated Raptor Roost habitats, Cat Walk, elephants, Africa exhibits, and more.

Members can visit the zoo first from August 7 to August 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To maintain social distancing, the zoo is offering timed ticketing, allowing guests to purchase tickets online. The last ticket time is 3:30 p.m. The public will be welcomed back starting on Wednesday, August 12.

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