COVID-19 zoo and aquarium response
Most ZAA-accredited zoos and aquariums across Australasia are now temporarily closed to comply with government restrictions to protect health in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Whilst visitors will not be able to attend these sites, rest assured their dedicated teams continue to provide expert care to the animals.
Some are still currently open and a good place to escape and enjoy nature and help minimise any stress or anxiety you may be feeling at the moment. They are outdoor venues with fresh air, space and sunshine, allowing for physical distancing.
However, if you are unwell, have any flu-like symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate, please follow advice from your relevant health authority to protect your health and the community’s health and stay at home. The animals will all be waiting for you when you’re feeling better and some zoos are streaming them online for those confined to their homes.
Our ZAA-accredited zoos and aquariums look forward to welcoming you to visit and reconnect with nature once it is safe to do.