Prior, online reservations required to visit the Los Angeles Zoo from Saturday – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) From Saturday, visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo must now purchase their tickets online and in advance before visiting.

(Credit: Jamie Pham / LA Zoo)

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Prior online reservations will be required by all members and regular visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo, starting Saturday. The reserved, timed tickets will be sent to the email address provided at the time of sale and will be scanned from a mobile device or printout at the entrance.

Walk-up ticket sales are not recommended or guaranteed.

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The ongoing pandemic has forced some major changes in the zoo. Facial clothing for all persons 2 and older remains a requirement in all indoor and closed public settings, and all guests aged 12 and over must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of their visit. Adults 18 years and older must also show a matching photo ID.

The zoo has also been forced to keep some attractions closed due to recent research that all mammals are considered vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. Experiences that allow visitors to get up close to the animals – such as Muriel’s Ranch contact yard, giraffe feeding, the flamingo mix and the California Condor Rescue Zone – will be closed for the time being.

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