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We're Open: Kansas City Zoo reopens

Posted at 9:15 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 22:15:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo opened on Saturday after closing for eight weeks.

Randy Wisthoff, Kansas City Zoo CEO, said there are fun reminders posted throughout the 200 acre property reminding visitors about social distancing.

“Six feet is about the length of an elephant’s trunk,” Wisthoff said. “Six feet is the length of a llama, so we’ve injected a little humor into it.”

He also said that employees will wear masks, and they encourage guests to do the same and “be cognizant of everybody else.”

Zoo officials asked that visitors purchase tickets online.

Organizers are allowing groups in every 15 minutes in order to allow people to be socially distant.

More information about the zoo’s operating hours can be found on its website,

We've created a Facebook group, We're Open Kansas City, where members of the community can post businesses serving their community.