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The Salisbury Zoo is back open. Here's what you need to know for your next visit.

The Salisbury Zoo is back open. Here's what you need to know for your next visit.

Vanessa Junkin - Thursday, August 20, 2020

Want to visit the new bear cub at the Salisbury Zoo, see your favorite animals or spend time with the family outside? The attraction is back open for visitors. 

I visited on a Friday a couple weeks ago, and it was fun to see the bear cub for the first time. Sinchi, the cub, seemed playful, taking a ball out of a bin at one point, to visitors' audible delight. I also saw him climb and run around, holding a stick in his mouth.

At least one of the bison seemed to enjoy the visitors who were viewing the animals from the bridge, bringing her face toward them. One young child waved to the bison, exclaiming to her, "¡Hola!" ("Hi!")

I also caught the alpacas at feeding time. It's always fun to see the animals when they're eating -- because they aren't hiding and always seem very alert. 

If you're interested in visiting the Zoo, you'll have to take note of some of the new safety protocols that are in place because of COVID-19. 

Some of the most important things to know before you go are: 

  • Current hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. (closed from noon-1:30 p.m. for cleaning).
  • All visitors ages 4 and up need to wear a face mask or face covering (not a T-shirt).
  • The Salisbury Zoo normally has two entrances, but right now, the only one open is the one by the small traffic circle that connects Memorial Plaza and South Park Drive (not the entrance by Ben's Red Swings). 

There are other measures in place, too. Read the full list on the Salisbury Zoo website before your visit. 

The Zoo offers free admission and is located at 755 S. Park Drive in Salisbury. The Zoo also has an active Facebook page -- see plenty of animal posts here

Have you been to the Salisbury Zoo? What's your favorite animal to see? 



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