Six zoos in Thailand to resume full operation after COVID-19 closure

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-30 23:18:13|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) on Wednesday announced that from Oct. 1, six zoos will fully resume while observing strict sanitary and safety standards for patrons.

However the ZPO has called on all fervent visitors to follow the "Zoo New Normal" guidelines, that is, to stand one meter apart, wear face masks and not to hand or feed anything to the animals in the zoo.

We have imposed a cleaning system in all schools to stay hygienic for all staff and visitors, said Suriya Saengpong, ZPO's director.

He also said that from Oct. 1 onward, all zoos will offer only one entrance with number of visitors limited in each entry.

On a daily basis, Khao Kheow Open Zoo will only accommodate 3,000 visitors. Chiang Mai Zoo will allow 2,500 visitors, Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo at 3,000, Khon Kaen Zoo at 3,000, Songkhla Zoo at 2,000 and Ubon Ratchathani Zoo at 2,000 visitors.

All zoos were instructed to shut down in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government had instructed all zoos and parks during the closure to work on renovations.

Man zoos, had live-streamed its habitats online for free to viewers. Enditem