Officials with Mesker Park Zoo say attendance is down by almost 50% since the zoo reopened.
"It's about a thousand people a day, which sounds like a lot of people, but that's actually a pretty slow day for us," said Erik Beck, Mesker Park Zoo's Executive Director. "But that's about what we're seeing on these nice, beautiful days like today."
After the zoo reopened in June following the wave of closures caused by COVID-19, new safety precautions were put in place to keep guests and staff health.
Guests are required to wear masks while entering the zoo and must continue to wear them in indoor spaces and when social distancing isn't possible.
Zoo members and the general public now must also reserve their tickets online, in order to regulate capacity at the zoo.
Although some restrictions are in place to keep everyone safe, there's still plenty of room to get outside and practice social distancing at Mesker Park Zoo.
To find more information on the zoo's policies or reserve tickets for a visit, you can go to the official Mesker Park Zoo website.