Sunday, August 16, 2020

Zoo Opens Saturday

The Jackson Zoo issued the following statement.


The Jackson Zoo will welcome weekend guests THIS SATURDAY, August 22nd, at 10 am!

Of course, due to COVID-19 concerns, we are currently restricted in both capacity (under 500 persons per day) and hours (Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm).

We have also instituted standard CDC approved safety guidelines throughout the park:

mandatory online advance ticket purchase and member reservation
mask and social distancing requirements
directional zoo paths
additional sanitizing stations
increased surface cleaning
other measures that will keep our animals, staff, and visitors better protected from illness.

TICKETS ON SALE SOON! More details at jacksonzoo.org.

Kingfish note: The Zoo nor Zooceanarium have a USDA Class C License.  The USDA has not performed the required inspection.  The USDA is granting a temporary approval during the pandemic. 



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think i would rather watch YouTube videos of the Pyongyang zoo.

Anonymous said...

Are the feral dogs the feature exhibit until USDA shuts it down again? Would any of you send your kindergarteners on a field trip there?

When you zoo lovers cruise along West Capitol Street, look for a Browning Sweet 16 shotgun that someone may be trying to sell. Heaven forbid, don’t stop. Just post back on here and let me know which intersection is closest.

Anonymous said...

AHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Now THAT is funny

Anonymous said...

Hoping for the best! The Jackson area is better for this place, and this site would similarly be better if people like 5:55 and 6:33, with nothing of value to add, would learn to just scroll on.

Anonymous said...

The pandemic and all it's limitations will take it's toll. That will be the ultimate reason the city administration gives for finally closing down. It's obvious that without this Covid-19 the zoo was about to have a banner year. People from all over the country were preparing to come to the new and improved Jackson Zoo. Just bad luck. Damn virus!

Anonymous said...

Too little too late. Rankin County already has a replacement for the Jackson Zoo that is growing bigger and better. No suprise its success is due to the fact that it's not run by democrats.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to bring my Polaroid camera. The Jxn Zoo is the most throwback classic place ever.

Anonymous said...

I got freaked out the last time I went. It Was about four months before it Closed. I was there with my daughter. The place is so run down that it makes you worry if the animals can get out. We were the only folks there. I didn’t see any staff. I would hear a tiger roar and I would think, shit is he out! Where in the hell is he!

Anonymous said...

9:22 PM, wow, very good point. I was thinking about going but I don't want to volunteer my body as their treat. It's one thing to be an organ donor or to donate your body to science, but it's another to simply advertise yourself as Tiger sashimi. Just remember, we are a delicacy to them and all it takes is one hole in the fence.

Anonymous said...

500 people a day limit? Serious question-that would be about 180,000 people a year- probably double what the most recent years were. Did the city lie to Zooocenarium to get them to take the contract?

The Zoo was nice at one time and so was the area around it.

Anonymous said...

If a zoo opens in the middle of an urban warzone and no one is around to visit it, does it make a profit?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the allowable per day count for the state fair is going to be. Hmmmm?

Anonymous said...

Only 500 people a day! When was the last time 500 people visited the zoo in one day? It might be insightful to look at daily attendance figures prior to this pandemic.

Anonymous said...

How much will re-opening cost the City?

Anonymous said...

"This is OUR zoo!"

Anonymous said...

8:06 As the mob accountant said "What do you WANT the books to say?"

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the over/under on their chances of being required to invoke the 500 person rule?
Asking for a friend...

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to make any bets on how long it lasts? I'd bet lunch but everything is closed. My bet is 6 to 12 months.

Anonymous said...

I will go to the Jackson Zoo because I think that Jackson resident sure support our city just like Rankin, Madison support there city to just dismiss the zoo because of it location is sad. North, South and west Jackson sure support each other no matter what side of town you live.

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