The LA Zoo will again require reservations to enter starting Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Los Angeles Zoo will once again require advanced online reservations to enter, officials have announced. announcement Thusday.

Reservations require customers to select only the day of their visit, and while timed entries will not be in effect, daily capacity will be limited, officials explained.

Walk-in ticket sales are not recommended and will no longer be guaranteed.

Reservations can be made online and tickets will be sent to the email address provided at time of booking. Last entry to the zoo is at 3:45 p.m. daily.

The new system aims to ensure “the safety of our animals, our guests and our staff,” officials said when the policy was announced.

All visitors 12 years and older must already provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of entering the zoo. Additionally, face coverings are required for all visitors 2 years of age and older in indoor and enclosed environments, including the Amphibian, Invertebrate, and Reptile exhibit, food outlets, restrooms, and shuttle bus . Guests who are not fully immunized are recommended to also wear a face covering outside.

For more information on tickets, visit the zoo’s “know before you go” page.

The zoo has made changes since it first reopened to the public in August 2020, and many exhibits, activities and services remain closed.

Another wave of coronavirus forced the zoo to close in December, and authorities implemented a reservation system once it reopened in February 2021. It is unclear, however, when this reservation system was closed. momentarily interrupted.

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