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LA Zoo Will Reopen Next Week

A Meerkat keeps watch at the Los Angeles Zoo during a 2014 heat wave. (Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Zoo will reopen next week for the first time since the pandemic forced it to close five months ago.

New health procedures will be in place, including limited capacity and timed ticketed entry. Indoor and high-touch spaces will be closed and face masks will be required.

The zoo's first day back in business will be Wednesday, August 26. Tickets and reservations are now available at

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Just be warned: it's very possible that without human visitors the zoo has devolved into an animal-run Lord of the Flies situation, with a complex hierachy run by the meercats.

Enter at your own risk.


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