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San Diego Zoo, Safari Park to reopen Saturday

Guests will be required to answer a few health questions before entering the parks. There is a mask requirement for guests and employees.
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park will reopen Saturday with limited shows, shopping, dining and transportation and a vow to focus on safety.

Guests will be required to answer a few health questions before entering the parks. There is a mask requirement for guests and employees. Parks will have signs reminding visitors to social distance.

Daily capacity will be limited and same-day reentry won't be permitted, the parks said. Reservations will be required for everyone older than two.

"Although your next visit might feel a bit different from your past treks through the Zoo and Safari Park, you'll discover there is still plenty to see and do," a statement from the parks said. "Guests can once again experience wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats, and take part in fun, educational activities that bring us closer to the natural world."

The announcement of the reopening was made Monday, hours after a regional stay-at-home order was lifted. The parks have been closed since a state order went into effect Dec. 7.