Henry Vilas Zoo announces building closures, new mask requirement due to resurgence of COVID-19

Henry Vilas Zoo
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MADISON, Wis. — The Henry Vilas Zoo has announced building closures in response to the surge in new COVID-19 cases.

A Facebook post Wednesday evening said the zoo has closed the indoor public spaces to the primate building and herpetarium, effective immediately. The aviary will remain closed as well.

Anyone 5 and older will also be required to wear masks while in the carousel building, Glacier Grille, gift shop and bathrooms.

“We know that many of our guests have enjoyed these spaces over the last few months but unfortunately we need to adjust our operations to protect zoo goers (especially those under 12 years old), staff and animals from the latest COVID-19 resurgence,” the post reads.