Assiniboine Park Zoo is announcing that they are reopening to the public this week for the first time since the pandemic, with some changes.

Closed since March 18, the zoo has been sharing photos and hosting virtual events to help connect people to the zoo's activities. 

Today the zoo is announcing that on Wednesday, May 13, they will be allowing visitors to see their animals in person once again.

 on paths in one direction and are asked to follow distancing measures.

Before visiting, the zoo is recommending people to use the Province's online screening tool. They also ask for visitors to avoid the zoo if they are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, been in contact with anyone sick with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, and have travelled outside of the province in the past 14 days. Masks are encouraged but not required.

The zoo states that in-person member services will not be opening at this time and is encouraging visitors to purchase their tickets online.

Food services will be open for takeout only and will be using protective shields for their employees. Water bottle stations will be closed. Stroller and wagon rentals are being paused for the time being.