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Washington’s zoos can reopen in limited capacity under second phase of Inslee’s four-part coronavirus reopening plan

A red footed tortoise makes a run towards the Humboldt penguins exhibit on Thursday. Woodland animal ambassadors brought out two red footed tortoise, Bolivar and Rivera, to meet the penguins. 


During the coronavirus pandemic, animal keepers are bringing ambassador animals, or animals a part of the zoo’s educational programs, on trips outside their exhibits to more social animals. 

Zoo workers and animals during the pandemic. 


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OLYMPIA — Washington zoos will be able to reopen outdoor exhibits and allow people back under limited capacity during the second phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's four-part coronavirus recovery plan. Zoos with safety plans can reopen immediately, as long as they are in a county already approved for the plan's second phase. according to guidance...

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