Milwaukee County Zoo's Big Cat Country, Giraffe Building to reopen to public

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo's Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country and Giraffe Building will reopen to the public beginning Friday, Oct. 9. 

In adherence to the current safety guidelines, a news release from the Milwaukee County Zoo says both buildings will be open at 25 percent capacity, feature designated entrance and exit doors, and allow for one-way visitor traffic and 6 feet of physical distancing. These buildings continue to be open:

  • Apes of Africa
  • Aquatic & Reptile Center
  • Dairy Barn in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm
  • Elephant Care Center and Conservation Outpost
  • Herb & Nada Mahler Family Aviary

All the regulations in place since the outdoor habitats opened in June will continue, with the safety of visitors, staff and animals as the priority.

Staff and/or specially designed electronic counting devices will monitor the number of visitors in the buildings at any one time. Facial masks are required for visitors, staff and contractors, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Buildings are equipped with hand sanitizer stations, and markers and signage are prominently displayed throughout the Zoo grounds.

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