While the Santa Barbara Zoo is remaining open amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, it is taking preventative measures to curtail the further spread of the virus by ceasing some special attractions and closing certain areas that get a lot of foot traffic.
Areas that will be closed include the zoo’s giraffe feeding experience, penguin fish toss, wings of Asia, tropical aviary and rattlesnake canyon. A full list of closed programs and attractions can be found online at www.sbzoo.org/about/coronavirus-info/.
Also, in compliance with recommended preventative measures from California public health officials, all events and programs at the zoo like Fairytale Weekend, Zoo Camp, and private events will be postponed or cancelled through March 31.
In addition to unlisted exhibits and areas, the zoo’s food services and gift shop will remain open for business.
As a preventative measure against the further spread of the virus, the zoo has bolstered its cleaning efforts.
“Extra precautionary steps have been implemented around the Zoo, including extra hand-sanitizing stations, increased sanitation efforts, and hand-washing reminders,” officials said. “The Zoo is monitoring the situation closely, and will continue to take the necessary steps as recommended by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.”